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Hong-Jen Chiou, Yi-Hong Chou, See-Ying Chiu, Hsin-Kai Wang, Wei-Ming Chen, Tien-Hsung Chen, Cheng-Yen Chang
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of high-resolution grayscale and color Doppler ultrasound to distinguish benign from malignant soft-tissue masses on the basis of ultrasonographic patterns. METHODS: We enrolled 398 female and 420 male patients aged 1-104 years (mean, 49.8 years). All presented with a palpable nodule or mass located superficially in the body. Each lesion was examined by grayscale and color Doppler ultrasonography to assess its echogenicity, margin, shape, composition, acoustic transmission, size and other patterns...
June 2009: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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