Equipment Settings and Examination Technique

  • Radhakrishna Selvi


Equipment settings have a critical influence in breast ultrasound. The examination must be performed with a B-mode imager. A linear array transducer in the frequency range of 7.5–13 MHz is recommended. As the operating frequency increases, the resolution improves but the imaging depth decreases. The 7.5 MHz provides a good trade-off between the resolution and the depth (Fig. 11.1).


Focal Zone Breast Ultrasound Linear Array Transducer Dark Shadow Color Doppler Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhakrishna Selvi
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  1. 1.Chennai Breast CentreChennaiIndia

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