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Imaging of soft tissue masses

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  • Ultrasound is suitable for focal superficial lesions.
  • MRI is best for more diffuse deep lesions.
  • MRI and ultrasound are complimentary techniques.
  • Plain films provide useful information in some cases.
  • A confident diagnosis can be made on imaging in most cases.
  • Biopsy should only be performed following consultation with the surgeon.


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Volume 17, Issue 3December 2005
Pages: 171-viii

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  • Published onlineMarch 05,2014