Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Proven Benefits of ShearWave(TM) Elastography: Radiology and European Radiology Journals Report High Reproducibility and Significant Improvement of Breast Ultrasound Specificity

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Feb 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The much anticipated results of the largest clinical breast study ever sponsored by an ultrasound manufacturer have recently been published in the prestigious peer reviewed Radiology and European Radiology medical journals. The multinational, multicenter "Breast Elastography 1 (BE1)" study, involving renowned clinicians in the breast radiology community, assessed the clinical benefits of ShearWave Elastography in the ultrasonic diagnosis of breast lesions.

The study had two objectives: The first was to demonstrate that images obtained using ShearWave Elastography were reproducible. The second was to compare ultrasound alone versus the combination of ultrasound and ShearWave Elastography for breast lesion characterization. The goal of the latter was to improve lesion classification in categories BI-RADS(R) 3 and BI-RADS(R) 4, where most treatment dilemmas occur, in order to better direct patients towards clinical short-term follow-up or biopsy.

source: Market Watch

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