Added Value of Different Types of Elastography in Evaluating Ultrasonography Detected Breast Lesions: A Compared Study With Mammography

Yun Wang, Yubo Liu, Xueyi Zheng, Yini Huang, Jing Han, Fei Li, Rushuang Mao, Qian Li, Longhui Cao, Jianhua Zhou

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The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography (US) and mammography in the differential diagnosis of breast lesions after adding different types of elastography to US. We enrolled patients with 316 breast lesions, which were evaluated with conventional US, elastography, and mammography before biopsy or surgery. Elastography, including elasticity imaging, virtual touch tissue imaging, and virtual touch imaging quantification were used to downgrade US Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System category 4A lesions. The results showed that the sensitivity of US was significantly higher than that of mammography, but the specificity of US was significantly lower than that of mammography. The addition of different types of elastography to US could improve the diagnostic performance in the differential diagnosis of breast lesions when compared with mammography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical breast cancer
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020



  • Diagnostic performance
  • Elastography
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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