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Ultrasonography. 2019 Jan;38(1):83-91. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.14366/usg.18016
Kim SH .
Department of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. rad-ksh@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract

Three-dimensional automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) has been approved for screening Epub ahead of print studies as an adjunct to mammography. ABUS provides proper orientation and documentation, resulting in better reproducibility. Optimal image quality is essential for a proper diagnosis, and high-quality images should be ensured when ABUS is used in clinical settings. Image quality in ABUS is highly dependent on the acquisition procedure. Artifacts can interfere with the visibility of abnormalities, reduce the overall image quality, and introduce clinical and technical problems. Nipple shadow and reverberation artifacts are some of the artifacts frequently encountered in ABUS. Radiologists should be familiar with proper image acquisition techniques and possible artifacts in order to acquire high-quality images.

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