Elastography ready for clinical routine?

December 15, 2009

The Nov. 30 release by the RSNA that highlights research indicating the potential of elastography to reduce the number of breast biopsies, might be an indication that this technique is ready for clinical routine.

At A Glance
# Elastography can help distinguish cancerous from benign breast lesions.
# Elastography has the potential to reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.
# Currently, 80 percent of breast biopsies yield benign results.

For more information, http://www.medicexchange.com/RSNA-2009/elastography-reduces-unnecessary-breast-biopsies-study-at-rsna.html

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