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.
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