Clinical applications of automated breast ultrasound: Screening for breast cancer

Sun Mi Kim, Bo La Yun, Mijung Jang

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Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a recently introduced technology. Similar to handheld ultrasound (HHUS), it is a supplementary screening test for breast cancer to be used along with mammography. It is particularly useful for detecting invasive breast cancers that may be overlooked by mammography in denser breast tissue. The use of ABUS is becoming more common because of the advantages of low operator dependency during image acquisition, high reproducibility, a wide field-of-view, and unavailability of better coronal imaging with HHUS. Consequently, there have been suggestions to extend ABUS use to diagnostic screening. Therefore, in this paper, we provide a review of the literature and discuss the usefulness and value of ABUS in breast cancer screening. Copyrights

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-46
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019



  • Breast Neoplasm
  • Screening
  • Ultrasonography

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