China News Online, December 6th (Chen Jing, Chen Xiaqiong, Xiao Xin) The incidence of breast cancer continues to rise and tends to be younger.
The reporter learned on the 6th that through automatic breast full volume imaging (ABVS) combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound examination, experts in Shanghai are trying to create a new model for early screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer to improve the quality of life and survival rate of patients.
Gu Jiying, director of the ultrasound department of Shanghai Fourth People's Hospital affiliated to Tongji University, told reporters in an interview on the 6th that although there are many treatments for breast cancer, the 5-year survival period is quite high, and the early surgery cure rate can reach about 90%, but The price paid is very high.
She pointed out that if early detection, early diagnosis, and early treatment are adopted to stifle breast tumors in the "cradle", it will significantly improve the quality of life of patients and reduce medical expenditures.
Gu Jiying said that common breast examination methods include X-ray photography, ultrasound and nuclear magnetic resonance, but all have technical limitations.
The breast full volume imaging technology (ABVS) can automatically obtain a three-dimensional image of the breast, displaying the characteristics of the lesion on multiple levels and angles.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can reflect the microvascular perfusion of the lesion, which is helpful for qualitative diagnosis, and also for the evaluation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiofrequency ablation before and after surgery.
On the same day, the expert shared a case.
Ms. Cai, 34, found multiple benign nodules in both breasts on physical examination one month ago and went to the Ultrasound Department of Shanghai Fourth Hospital for follow-up.
In the breast ABVS (Automatic Breast Volume Imaging System) three-dimensional ultrasound examination, the doctor found that among the multiple nodules, a nodule with a size of only 4mm is more likely to be malignant.
Gu Jiying suggested surgery.
Surgery Director Song Guanping performed a local resection of the right breast on Ms. Cai.
Postoperative pathology showed that his right breast had precancerous lesions.
Song Guanping told reporters that because the case was discovered in a timely manner and handled properly, only local surgical resection was required, and there was no need for radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the later period.
Gu Jiying said frankly that Ms. Cai has more than 20 nodules in both breasts. It is really difficult to screen out such a small nodule with precancerous lesions from so many breast nodules only by routine ultrasound examination.
She said frankly that ABVS, as a new breast ultrasound examination technology, is helpful for early screening of breast cancer, while contrast-enhanced ultrasound can help to further judge the nature of nodules by observing the microvascular condition of the tumor.