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Breast J. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):575-7. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12005. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

An alternative approach for locating a mammographic lesion by ultrasound using a simple x,y coordinate system.

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Breast Center, Ambulatory Care Center of Barnabas Health, Livingston, New Jersey 07039, USA. lmsand@optonline.net

Abstract

We present an accurate and reliable method for localizing a mammographic lesion by ultrasound using a simple coordinate system. It does not require special grid equipment or additional personnel. We use our system, step-by-step, on a sample patient and include appropriate image documentation. The nipple is the point of reference or "origin". The lesion is located on ultrasound using its x and y coordinates, which are the two distances from the nipple in the horizontal and vertical axes, measured with an ordinary ruler or caliper tool. The true distance from the nipple can also easily be measured and reported. Our method is reproducible and shortens ultrasound exam times to less than 10 minutes.

PMID:
23009271
DOI:
10.1111/tbj.12005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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