Quantitative Ultrasound Techniques for Diagnostic Imaging and Monitoring of Therapy

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Abstract

As a result of the qualitative nature of B-mode ultrasound imaging, the diagnostic potential of ultrasound is limited. For example, in breast cancer detection, B-mode ultrasound is good at detecting lesions or abnormalities, that is, it has high sensitivity. However, B-mode ultrasound is not as good at classifying a lesion as malignant or benign, that is, it has low specificity. Therefore, developing techniques that can improve the specificity of ultrasonic imaging is highly medically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrasound Imaging and Therapy
PublisherCRC Press
Pages131-159
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781439866290
ISBN (Print)9781439866283
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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