Ultrasound Diagnosis of Skin Tumors and Lymph Nodes

ultrasound exam

One focus in our practice is the ultrasound diagnosis of skin tumors and peripheral lymph nodes by means of the latest high-end ultrasound equipment. As a trainer of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), I am available to you as an expert.

High-frequency sonography (18 MHz) can assess skin cancers and distinguish their depth and their extent from surrounding healthy tissue. This leads to improved therapy planning and increased operational safety.

Medium-frequency sonography (9-15 MHz) is used to assess structures located beneath the skin (such as fatty tumors or cysts) and the lymph nodes in the neck, armpits and groins. This is the most important imaging technique for follow-up of patients with cutaneous melanomas.

There is also the possibility of using sono-elastography, an innovative diagnostic method to obtain supplementary information to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions.