Practical Reviews

Lesion Visibility of DCIS on Ultrasound Not Related to Nuclear Grade

Background: Prior to the widespread use of screening mammography, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounted for approximately 5% of all breast cancer diagnoses; this increased to 15% to 20% after widespread implementation of mammographic screening. The use of ultrasound to diagnose DCIS is suspected to be limited since the imaging findings most associated with this diagnosis are mammographically evident microcalcifications. Objective: To review the sonographic features of pure DCIS more...
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