Nothing is seen with the B-mode image…
Hard tissues are clearly seen with Elastography
|It is captured objectively that the low echo area in a mammary gland has the same hardness as that of a surrounding normal mammary gland.||
It is apparently harder than surrounding tissues and fringed in red since distortion is seriously generated in the boundary.
Difference of hardness from that of a normal mammary gland is observed even in the non invasive early cancer.
|Not only a low echo area but also the boundary of tumor including the hollow area is observed in the E-mode.|
Elastic coefficient: The unit of hardness. Harder as a value is larger.
(T.A.Krouskop et al,Ultrasonic Imaging,1998)
1- With a simple operation only by putting the probe same as that used for normal examinations on the body surface and applying slight compression, elastic image can be obtained in real time.
2- An attachment is prepared to make easy to apply uniform compression by widening the contact area with the body surface.
3- Any probe is ready for Real-time Tissue Elastography. Also, EUP-L53L provides ultra wide filed-of-view over 90mm.