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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


RUIZ CORTES, Santos et al. Elastography Usefulness in Breast Cancer In Relation To Two Cases. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2016, vol.45, n.3, pp.372-377. ISSN 0138-6557.

Ultrasound is a fundamental technique in breast morphological and anatomical study. In recent years, elastography has supplemented it from a functional point of view. This diagnostic modality adds structural information to the morphological properties that ultrasound shows and it allows us to achieve better results of specificity, since malignant lesions show significantly higher hardness than benign lesions. Elastography has come to strengthen the diagnosis in early stages of malignancy. This fact that affects a significant increase in the cure rate and the decrease in mortality from this cause. The purpose is to show the value of elastography in breast neoplasia diagnosis, being a new tool to discriminate or confirm the ultrasound diagnosis, and avoid unnecessary biopsy.

Keywords : breast cancer; ultrasound; elastography.

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