Supplementary screening sonography in mammographically dense breast: Pros and cons

Ji Hyun Youk, Eun Kyung Kim

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Abstract

Sonography is an attractive supplement to mammography in breast cancer screening because it is relatively inexpensive, requires no contrast-medium injection, is well tolerated by patients, and is widely available for equipment as compared with MRI. Sonography has been especially valuable for women with mammographically dense breast because it has consistently been able to detect a substantial number of cancers at an early stage. Despite these findings, breast sonography has known limitations as a screening tool; operator-dependence, the shortage of skilled operators, the inability to detect microcalcifications, and substantially higher false-positive rates than mammography. Further study of screening sonography is still ongoing and is expected to help establish the role of screening sonography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-593
Number of pages6
JournalKorean journal of radiology
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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