Automated Breast Ultrasonography

Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a new imaging procedure for automatic breast scanning involving ultrasound.  ABUS produces a 3-D image of breast tissues and allows images reformatting in three planes.  The generated coronal plane improves diagnostic accuracy.  This technique is used to improve breast cancer detection, especially in dense breasts. Also, ABUS is used in the evaluation of breast cancer staging, evaluation of tumour response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.