Hitachi clinical applications specialist Julie Minards joins QA radiographer Alison Richards, consultant radiologist Dr Olga Strukowska and consultant mammographer Dawn McDonald.
Worthing Hospital in West Sussex has installed two Hitachi Hi-Vision EUB-7500 scanners for breast ultrasound. They both incorporate real-time tissue elastography.
HI-RTE demonstrates a high degree of accuracy in characterising nodular breast lesions and offers more precise localisation for targeting lesions.
Breast surgeons at Worthing have found the elastography strain ratio very helpful for classifying focal lesions and in particular with gynaecomastia and axillary node differentiation. Image resolution, flexible ergonomics and compression plates for ease of use on the linear transducers were all pivotal points in the choice of system amongst the team of consultant radiologists, breast surgeons and the consultant practitioner at the breast unit.
See the full report on page 26 of the September 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.