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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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2013 - Vol.40

Vol.40 No.04

Review Article(総説)

(0383 - 0392)


The utility of ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis of prostate cancer

鴨井 和実

Kazumi KAMOI


Department of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

キーワード : prostate cancer, screening, transrectal, ultrasonography, elastography


Ultrasound elastography is a technique that allows visualization of tissue stiffness in a noninvasive manner, and enables “deep palpation” of the prostate. The principle of prostate cancer detection with sonoelastography relies on the fact that tumor tissue has a greater stiffness than surrounding normal prostate. Based on this premise, this method is expected to supplement the lack of sensitivity of some of the other ultrasound techniques in diagnosing prostate cancer. The aim of this paper is to review and illustrate the current status of sonoelastography in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.