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  • 09.13.10

    Whole-Breast Ultrasound Tomography Shows Promise

    AuntMinnie | Erik L. Ridley

    Whole-breast ultrasound tomography has much to offer the world of breast imaging, with resolution approaching that of breast MRI, according to researchers from the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit. Not only can it now provide comparable visualization of breast anatomy to MRI, but ultrasound tomography’s positive predictive value appears to be a promising improvement over the combination of mammography and conventional ultrasound, said Neb Duric, PhD, an imaging program leader at Karmanos. The researchers also believe that ultrasound tomography shows potential for predicting response to therapy and improving the prediction of breast cancer risk.

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