Initial clinical results with a fusion prototype for mammography and three-dimensional ultrasound with a standard mammography system and a standard ultrasound probe

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Author(s): Emons J, Wunderle M, Hartmann A, Radicke M, Rauh C, Uder M, Gaß P, Fasching PA, Langemann H, Beckmann M, Schulz-Wendtland R, Jud S
Journal: Acta Radiologica
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 59
Journal issue: 12
Pages range: 1406-1413
ISSN: 0284-1851


Abstract

BACKGROUND: Combinations *Equal contributors. of different imaging techniques in fusion devices appear to be associated with improvements in diagnostic assessment.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of using an automated standard three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) device fused with standard mammography for the first time in breast cancer patients.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Digital mammograms and 3D automated US images were obtained in 23 patients with highly suspicious breast lesions. A recently developed fusion machine consisting of an ABVS 3D US transducer from an Acuson S2000 machine and a conventional Mammomat Inspiration device (both Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany) were used for the purpose. The feasibility of the examinations, imaging coverage, and patients' experience of the procedure were examined.
RESULTS: In 15 out of 19 patients, the region of interest (ROI) with the tumor marked in the mammogram was visible on US. The examination was experienced positively by the patients, with no unexpected pain or injury. The examination was time-saving and well tolerated.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, we have shown initial clinical feasibility of an US/radiography fusion prototype with good localization and evaluation of the ROIs. The combined examination was well tolerated. The simultaneous evaluation with mammography and US imaging may be able to improve detection and reduce examiner-related variability.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Beckmann, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Fasching, Peter PD Dr.
Professur für Translationale Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
Gaß, Paul Dr. med.
Frauenklinik
Hartmann, Arndt Prof. Dr. med.
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Pathologie und Pathologische Anatomie
Jud, Sebastian Dr.
Frauenklinik
Langemann, Hanna Dr. med.
Frauenklinik
Uder, Michael Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Diagnostische Radiologie
Wunderle, Marius
Professur für Translationale Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe


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APA:
Emons, J., Wunderle, M., Hartmann, A., Radicke, M., Rauh, C., Uder, M.,... Jud, S. (2018). Initial clinical results with a fusion prototype for mammography and three-dimensional ultrasound with a standard mammography system and a standard ultrasound probe. Acta Radiologica, 59(12), 1406-1413. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0284185118762249

MLA:
Emons, Julius, et al. "Initial clinical results with a fusion prototype for mammography and three-dimensional ultrasound with a standard mammography system and a standard ultrasound probe." Acta Radiologica 59.12 (2018): 1406-1413.

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