Value of High-frequency Ultrasonography with Virtual Touch Tissue Quantification in Diagnosis of Breast Pure Mucinous CarcinomasShi Jian*, Yang Guang and Tao Ye
Department of Ultrasound, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shi Jian
Department of Ultrasound
The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 03, 2012; Accepted date: February 15, 2012; Published date: February 17, 2012
Citation: Jian S, Guang Y, Ye T (2012) Value of High-frequency Ultrasonography with Virtual Touch Tissue Quantification in Diagnosis of Breast Pure Mucinous Carcinomas. J Cancer Sci Ther 4: 043-045. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000108
Copyright: © 2012 Jian S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To analyze the characters of breast pure mucinous carcinomas on high-frequency ultrasonography with Virtual Touch Tissue Quantification (VTQ).
Methods: A total of 12 patients (with breast pure mucinous carcinomas) and a group of 30 patients (with adenofibroma of breast) underwent breast examination with high-frequency ultrasonography to analyze the characters of images, and with VTQ to analyze the elastic character.
Results: In the conventional ultrasound imaging, statistical differences were found between two groups in the shape, the boundary and the internal echo of the lesions. In the VTQ, the mean of shearing wave speed (Vs) in pure mucinous carcinomas is less than in adenofibroma of breast.
Conclusion: Conventional high-frequency ultrasonography combining with VTQ have significant value in diagnosis of breast pure mucinous carcinoma.