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Sonographic Features of Benign Breast Masses: A Case Review

Cathie Scholl, BS, RDMS, RVT

*Assistant Professor, Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, Ohio.
Address correspondence to: Cathie Scholl, BS, RDMS, RVT, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Central Ohio Technical College, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. E-mail: cscholl@cotc.edu.


Although breast imaging is most routinely thought of as a screening and diagnostic tool to detect and manage breast cancer, benign breast lesions are vastly more common than malignant lesions and often require accurate diagnosis to rule out cancer and determine the best treatment course. Breast ultrasound, in particular, is routinely performed to distinguish between fluid-filled breast cysts that usually require no further treatment, and solid masses that require biopsy and follow-up care. Through a series of case studies, this article will provide an overview of common presentations of benign breast lesions and their appearance on ultrasound.

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