Automated breast ultrasound: Supplemental screening for average-risk women with dense breasts

Georgia Giakoumis Spear*, Ellen B. Mendelson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Objective: We review ultrasound (US) options for supplemental breast cancer screening of average risk women with dense breasts. Conclusion: Performance data of physician-performed handheld US (HHUS), technologist-performed HHUS, and automated breast ultrasound (AUS) indicate that all are appropriate for adjunctive screening. Volumetric 3D acquisitions, reduced operator dependence, protocol standardization, reliable comparison with previous studies, independence of performance and interpretation, and whole breast depiction on coronal view may favor selection of AUS. Important considerations are workflow adjustments for physicians and staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume76
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Automated breast ultrasound
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Dense breast tissue
  • Handheld ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Supplemental breast cancer screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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