12th Annual Symposium
Physics of Cancer
Leipzig, Germany
Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2021
Invited Talk
What can ultrasound elastography tell us about cancer
Richard G. Barr
Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Dept. of Radiology, College of Medicine, NEOMED, 4209 St, OH-44, Rootstown, OH 44272, USA
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Ultrasound elastography estimates the stiffness of tissues. Generally, most cancers are stiff. Therefore, ultrasound elastography may be able to characterize a lesion as benign or malignant and provide information on the type or aggressiveness of cancer. It can also monitor the treatment of cancers as they become softer when the treatment is effective. This talk will review the current state of ultrasound elastography in the detection and evaluation of cancerous lesions.
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