Recent Progress in the Ultrasonic Detection of Breast Cancer

  • M. Friedrich

Abstract

Attempts to use ultrasound for diagnosis of diseases of the breast are approximately as old as the development of mammography. Since mammography has been criticized with reference to radiation hygiene, breast sonography has recently shifted to the center of public and scientific interest. In press reports, breast sonography has already been prematurely described as a time-tested and reliable alternative to mammography. Only the newest technological development and the presently beginning worldwide scientific activity in the field of breast sonography can contribute towards defining and consolidating the position of ultrasound in the spectrum of breast diagnostics.

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Europe Attenuation Refraction Clarification Dick 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinikum Steglitz, RöntgendiagnostikFederal Republic of Germany

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