SUPERFICIAL STRUCTURES ULTRASOUND 4
Ultrasoundis important in breast imaging. In the early years, doctors used thistechnology in distinguishing solid breast masses from cysts. However,the advancing sonography technology over the past two decades hasensured the distinction of solidand malignant masses.The ultrasound imaging is not only usable in evaluating the clinicalbreast symptoms like suspicious discharge and a palpable mass butalso the examination of mammographic and MRI masses. Inaddition,specialized medical professions use ultrasound in imaging a guidedbreast biopsy. Theycannot successfully diagnose the breast masses unless they are awareof the malignant or benign ultrasound traits. Undoubtedly, aSonographis effective in the detection and examination of breast masses sinceit incorporatesthe latest ultrasound technology.
Theultrasound can diagnose a simple cyst with 100% accuracy (McNicholaset al., 2013). In most instances, the mass entails a circumscribedoval, round, or anechoic mass bound by a thin wall. Spatialcompounding is necessary, although this is replaceable by enhancingthe posterior acoustic. On the other hand, acomplicatedcyst bears aspecificmargin and internal echo. It may or may not have posterior acousticenhancers but is predominantly cystic especially through ultrasound.When a patient switches her position, there is a shift in the levelof fluid-debris even though the mass lacks solid components such asmural nodule.
Insummary, malignant and benign masses appear differently on ultrasounddespite the evidentoverlap between their features. Of keen to note is that a massbearing a unitary ultrasound aspect requires biopsy since it is apreclusion of abenignclassification in spite of numerous features. Considering this,doctors should classify ultrasound mass through suspicious findingreference. While the know-how of various ultrasound aspects is usefulin proving classification and diagnostic accuracy, other imagingfindingsorsuspicious clinical deduction areconsiderable.
McNicholas,M. M., Mercer, P. M., Miller, J. C., Mcdermott, E. W., O`Higgins, N.J., & Macerlean, D. P. (2013). ColorDoppler Sonography in the Evaluation of Palpable Breast Masses. AJR.American Journal of Roentgenology, 161(4),765-771.