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Clinical Study

The Contribution of Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Imaging in the Preoperative Assessment of Breast Tumors: A Preliminary Report

Table 1

3D Ultrasonographic criteria for breast tumors.

(1) Shape Round/oval0
Lobular1
Irregular2

(2) Orientation Wider than tall ( )0
Not clear ( )1
Taller than wide ( )2

(3) MarginWell defined0
ILL defined (microlobulated)2

(4) Surrounding echogenicityHypoechogenic regular (pseydocapsule)0
Echogenic irregular 2

(5) EchogenicityHyperechoic0
Hypoechoic2

(6) EchotextureHomogenous0
Inhomogenous2

(7) Acoustic transmissionPresent (enhancement)0
Absent2

(8) PatternCompression pattern0
Retraction/star pattern2

(9) Vessels architectureLinear0
Chaotic-complex1

(10) R.I. 0.420
0.421

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