1. Non-mass-like lesions on breast ultrasound: classification and correlation with histology.

    Radiologia Medica 120(10):905 (2015) PMID 25725790

    Owing to advances in ultrasound (US) technology, optimal US techniques with a high-frequency transducer can identify more and more breast lesions. However, some lesions show up as non-mass-like lesions, which are difficult to be correctly identified and often result in missed diagnosis and misdi...
  2. Relationship between elasticity and collagen fiber content in breast disease: a preliminary report.

    Ultrasonics 57:44 (2015) PMID 25465961

    To investigate the differences in elasticity and collagen fiber content between malignant and benign breast lesions, and to study the relationship between shear wave elasticity and the content of collagen fiber in extracellular matrix (ECM). Between May 2012 to May 2013, 106 patients with 116 br...
  3. Study of quantitative elastography with supersonic shear imaging in the diagnosis of breast tumours.

    Radiologia Medica 118(4):583 (2013) PMID 23184245

    This study was undertaken to evaluate the value of quantitative elastography in the diagnosis of breast tumours. Conventional ultrasound (US) and quantitative elastography were performed in 108 women with 114 breast lesions by two experienced radiologists, and pathological results were available...
  4. Comparison of automated breast volume scanning to hand-held ultrasound and mammography.

    Radiologia Medica 117(8):1287 (2012) PMID 22744341

    Our aim was to investigate the diagnostic potential of automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) and compare it with manual ultrasound (US) and mammography. One hundred and fifty-five patients with a total of 165 breast lesions had mammograms, manual US and an ABVS. Multiplanar reconstructions in ...
  5. Percutaneous excisional biopsy of clinically benign breast lesions with vacuum-assisted system: comparison of three devices.

    European Journal of Radiology 81(4):725 (2012) PMID 21300503

    The aim of this study was to compare three devices in percutaneous excisional biopsy of clinically benign breast lesions in terms of complete excision rate, duration of procedure and complications. In a retrospective study from March 2005 to May 2009, 983 lesions underwent ultrasound-guided exci...
  6. Sonographically guided percutaneous excision of clinically benign breast masses.

    Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 39(1):1 (2011) PMID 20957735

    To report our experience with a vacuum-assisted biopsy device system in percutaneous excision of clinically benign breast masses under sonographic guidance. Percutaneous removal of 79 masses in 58 patients was performed with a vacuum-assisted biopsy device under sonographic guidance from April 2...
  7. Breast lesions with imaging-histologic discordance during 16-gauge core needle biopsy system: would vacuum-assisted removal get significantly more definitive histologic diagnosis than vacuum-assisted biopsy?

    Breast Journal 17(5):456 (2011) PMID 21762244

    The aim of this study was to determine the role of vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) in patients with ultrasound imaging-histologic discordance during 16-gauge core needle biopsy (CNB) and to compare VAB with vacuum-assisted removal (VAR) in diagnostic accuracy in patients with ultrasound imaging-his...
  8. Breast lesions with ultrasound imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy: Can re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system get definitive diagnosis?

    The Breast 19(6):446 (2010) PMID 20869243

    The aim of this study was to evaluate if re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) could get definitive diagnosis for breast lesions with ultrasound (US) imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy (CNB). From January 2007 to June 2008, a consecutive biopsy...
  9. Breast lesions with ultrasound imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy: Can re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system get definitive diagnosis?

    The Breast 19(6):446 (2010) PMID 20869243

    The aim of this study was to evaluate if re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) could get definitive diagnosis for breast lesions with ultrasound (US) imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy (CNB). From January 2007 to June 2008, a consecutive biopsy...
  10. Breast lesions with ultrasound imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy: Can re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system get definitive diagnosis?

    The Breast 19(6):446 (2010) PMID 20869243

    The aim of this study was to evaluate if re-biopsy with 10-gauge vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) could get definitive diagnosis for breast lesions with ultrasound (US) imaging-histologic discordance at 16-gauge core needle biopsy (CNB). From January 2007 to June 2008, a consecutive biopsy...
  11. An evaluation of a 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system for ultrasound-guided excision of clinically benign breast lesions.

    The Breast 18(3):192 (2009) PMID 19446453

    The aim of this study was to evaluate a 10-gauge vacuum-assisted system for the excision of clinically benign breast lesions. The minimal excision of 245 lesions in 162 patients was performed with VACORA vacuum-assisted system under the guidance of ultrasound between July 2007 and April 2008. Th...
  12. Prognostic factors and recurrence of small hepatocellular carcinoma after hepatic resection or microwave ablation: a retrospective study.

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 12(2):327 (2008) PMID 17943391

    This study aims to analyze the long-term therapeutic results of small HCC less than 5 cm in diameter after microwave ablation (MA) or hepatic resection (HR) and choose factors that could predict metastasis and recurrence of small HCC. The metastasis and recurrence of 194 patients with one HCC le...