Usefulness of High-Frequency Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Melanoma: Mini Review
Maria Paola Belfiore, Alfonso Reginelli, Anna Russo, Gaetano Maria Russo, Maria Paola Rocco, Elvira Moscarella, Marilina Ferrante, Antonello Sica, Roberto Grassi, Salvatore CappabiancaFrontiers in Oncology2021
High-frequency equipment is characterized by ultrasound probes with frequencies of over 10 MHz. At higher frequencies, the wavelength decreases, which determines a lower penetration of the ultrasound beam so as to offer a better evaluation of the surface structures. This explains the growing interest in ultrasound in dermatology. This review examines the state of the art of high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) in the assessment of skin cancer to ensure the high clinical approach and provide the best standard of evidence on which to base clinical and policy decisions.