The goal of this study is to improve the ability of ultrasound to differentiate malignant from benign masses in the breast. More specifically, the effort is designed to improve the negative predictive value of breast ultrasound. The data collection is focused to develop and test these new image formation strategies so that we can learn to extract useful diagnostic information. These preliminary data will form the statistical basis for a definitive study to validate elastography parameters as a useful clinical parameter.
May 2014 to May 2019
This project led by: Timothy Hall, PhD