Ultrasound Elastography Helps Identify Invasive Breast Cancer, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (8/8, Yee) reports that according to a study published online August 1 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, “ultrasound using a shear-wave elastography (SWE) technique can help clinicians determine whether biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) should be upgraded to invasive ductal carcinoma.” The group found that “higher BI-RADS assessment categories and nuclear grades correlated with a lesion’s invasiveness (p = 0.015 and p = 0.005).” The researchers concluded, “The BI-RADS category based on ultrasound findings, maximum stiffness value on shear-wave elastography, and nuclear grade of DCIS are predictive of invasive components in DCIS.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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