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SWE -- Useful New Variable for Predicting Malignancy on Ultrasound


Background: Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is an ultrasound-based technique that evaluates the speed of a shear wave within tissue. By providing quantitative values, the speed with which the wave travels has been shown to vary based on stiffness of the tissue; that is to say that the faster the speed, the stiffer the tissue. Since benign tissue has been shown to be softer than malignant tissue, the hope is that this technique may be helpful in discriminating between benign and malig more...
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