3D Automated Breast Volume Sonography: A Practical Guide by Veronika Gazhonova

By Veronika Gazhonova

This publication introduces an exhilarating new approach for breast ultrasound diagnostics – computerized whole-breast quantity scanning (3D ABVS). Scanning process is defined intimately, with suggestions on scanning positions and protocols. Imaging findings are then illustrated and mentioned for regular breast editions, the several varieties of breast melanoma, fibroadenomas, cystic illness, benign and malignant male breast problems, mastitis, breast implants, and postoperative breast scars. so that it will relief appreciation of the advantages of 3D ABVS, comparisons with findings on X-ray mammography and standard 2nd handheld US are awarded. Readers can be particularly inspired by means of the convincing demonstration of the benefits of the recent procedure for analysis of breast melanoma in ladies with dense glandular tissue. In permitting readers to benefit easy methods to practice and interpret 3D ABVS, this ebook can be of serious price for all who're embarking on its use. it is going to additionally function a welcome reference for radiologists, oncologists, and ultrasonographers who have already got a few familiarity with the technique.

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A) HHUS registered an increased amount of glandular tissue, not corresponding to the patient’s age. (b) ABVS tomogram of the left breast. L LAT view (left latero-medial oblique view). Hypertrophied glandular and fibrous tissue in the upper and lower areas are clearly visualized b 4 2 1 3 2 Fig. 12 Breast structure in a 52-year-old female who has undergone hormonal replacement therapy for 7 years. Benign fibrocystic changes in the breast. HRT slows down breast involution. Comparison of HHUS and ABVS data in the same patient.

In our study, MMG failed to show a large FA in the upper quadrants inside dense breast tissue but clearly revealed only a small one—in the lower quadrants where fatty tissue dominates. Being a large one, the FA, which was approximately 2 cm in size, was occult for MMG but clearly visible for US. On side-by-side comparison of corresponding MMG and ABVS images, the large FA is masked by dense glandular tissue (Fig. 16). It is really difficult some times to follow up patients with multiple benign lesions.

The breast consists only of glandular tissue of low echogenicity. Note the homogeneity of the breast parenchyma during lactation 4 40 At the age of 35 or sometimes earlier, fat tissue appears in between the glandular tissues, even in lean-bodied women. Areas of the breast between the fat lobes mostly still have a cellular a Clinical Application of ABVS for Breast Studies structure. Later, at the age of 40, the proportion of fatty tissue is further increased, and the glandular tissue loses its cellular pattern due to interlobular fibrosis (Figs.

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