|ECR 2018 / C-2627|
|Role of Elastography in the evaluation of soft tissue lesions. A preliminary study.|
Methods and materials
From September 2016 to July 2017, the conventional ultrasonography examination (US), completed by real-time free-hand elastography, was performed in 34 consecutive patients in the evaluation of some soft tissues lesion at "IRCCS G. Pascale Foundation", in Naples, Italy.
First, conventional US images of the soft tissues lesion were obtained and then, after identification of a target lesion, real-time elastography was performed using the same probe. The patients underwent both B-mode and sonoelastographic examinations with a digital sonography scanner (MyLab70 Twice Scanner, Esaote) equipped with real-time tissue elastography software, using a linear 7,5-12MHz e 17-22MHz multifrequency transducer; sometimes the examination was supplemented with Color-Doppler.
The pressure and speed of manual compression were carefully adjusted by examiner to get a good diagnostic resolution.
Elastography examinations were performed by one radiologist who had 20 years of experience with conventional sonography and 7 year of experience in elastography. All diagnosis has been confirmed with clinical and/or histopathological data.
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