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Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 May;52(3):539-46. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.01.002.

Automated whole breast ultrasound.

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Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4306 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA; Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA. Electronic address:


Bilateral whole breast (screening) ultrasound has been well established in multiple single- and multi-institution published studies as a valuable adjunct to mammography screening for early detection of breast cancer. However, implementation of screening breast ultrasound programs has been limited and has met with resistance because of the number of potential false positives generated by ultrasound screening, and the lack of available personnel to perform the examination. Automated breast ultrasound, which has recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in whole-breast ultrasound screening, is a potential option for providing breast ultrasound screening on a widespread basis.


Automated breast ultrasound; Breast ultrasound screening; Coronal view; Dense breast tissue; Occult breast cancer

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