Ultrasound Imaging Technologies for Breast Cancer Detection and Management: A Review

Rongrong Guo, Guolan Lu, Binjie Qin, Baowei Fei

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging is a commonly used modality for breast cancer detection and diagnosis. In this review, we summarize ultrasound imaging technologies and their clinical applications for the management of breast cancer patients. The technologies include ultrasound elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, 3-D ultrasound, automatic breast ultrasound and computer-aided detection of breast ultrasound. We summarize the study results seen in the literature and discuss their future directions. We also provide a review of ultrasound-guided, breast biopsy and the fusion of ultrasound with other imaging modalities, especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For comparison, we also discuss the diagnostic performance of mammography, MRI, positron emission tomography and computed tomography for breast cancer diagnosis at the end of this review. New ultrasound imaging techniques, ultrasound-guided biopsy and the fusion of ultrasound with other modalities provide important tools for the management of breast patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-70
Number of pages34
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Automated ultrasound
  • Breast cancer
  • Computer-aided detection
  • Detection and Diagnosis
  • Image fusion
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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