Evaluation of palpable breast masses with color Doppler sonography and gray scale imaging

Todd H. Wilkens, Brian J. Burke, David A. Cancelada, Ismail Jatoi

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Excisional biopsy is the standard method of distinguishing benign from malignant masses of the breast. However, alternative, less invasive methods of diagnosis are needed to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies, allay anxiety of the patient, and control costs. In this study, we evaluated breast masses in a series of patients using color Doppler sonography and gray scale ultrasonographic features. In all cases, the pathologic diagnosis of the breast mass was subsequently established by excisional biopsy. The accuracy of gray scale sonography exceeded that of color Doppler sonography at a significance level of P < 0.005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast, neoplasms
  • Breast, ultrasonography
  • Doppler ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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