Author(s): Magilton Griffin L.; Griffin C.
Source: Ultrasound; May 2017; vol. 25 (no. 2)
Publication Date: May 2017
Publication Type(s): Conference Abstract
Abstract:The purpose of this poster is to highlight the importance of differentiating between benign and malignant breast lesions. This is the fundamental task of breast ultrasound and will be explored in this poster. The poster is aimed at trainees in breast ultrasound imaging and at providing a reference tool for qualified practitioners. There are several diagnostic features that are used in the assessment of breast lesions, including shape, margin contour, internal reflectivity, through transmission, width-depth ratio, mobility and compressibility. This poster uses example images and easy-to-follow tables to highlight the differences between benign and malignant lesions. The resulting knowledge from this poster will aid in the diagnosis, decision for ultrasound-guided sampling, treatment and ultimately the prognosis of breast lesions. Pictorial-based posters as teaching aids and reference guides are ideal to help act as a reminder for both trainees and the most experienced clinical practitioners to provide the best quality imaging and reports in the assessment of benign and malignant lesions.