Screening breast ultrasound: Past, present, and future

Rachel F. Brem, Megan J. Lenihan, Jennifer Lieberman, Jessica Torrente

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OBJECTIVE. This article discusses breast ultrasound for the detection of breast cancer in the screening environment, as well as strategies for integrating screening breast ultrasound, including automated breast ultrasound. CONCLUSION. Breast density is an increasingly pertinent issue in breast cancer diagnosis. Breast density results in a decrease in the sensitivity of mammography for cancer detection, with a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer. Ultrasound detects additional cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-240
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast imaging
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Cancer screening
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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