What Do Ultrasound Images Find in Superficial Lumps and Bumps?
A conference consensus statement on ultrasound imaging of superficial soft-tissue masses aims to help radiologists and other clinicians differentiate between benign lumps and bumps, those that need further investigation, and those that need immediate management. This paper will guide clinicians in their diagnosis and management and provide information about next steps after initial imaging with ultrasound, explained Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, associate professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and radiology consultant at Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. Dahiya is a member of the executive board of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and one of the study authors.
@lalima The paper made recommendations for atypical findings in several of the soft-tissue masses to perform contrast-enhanced MRI as an additional imaging step. A challenge in further diagnosis with atypical findings is that contrast-enhanced MRI may not be part of standard practice in imaging departments at many healthcare facilities compared with noncontrast MRI