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Table 1 The scoring criteria of UE

From: Combined use of the automated breast volume scanner and the US elastography for the differentiation of benign from malignant lesions of the breast

Score Chromatic code Possible lesions
1 Entirely pink Prevalently elastic: prevalently the benign lesions
2 A mosaic pattern of purple mixed with a small amount of green
3 A mosaic pattern of green mixed with a small amount of yellow
4 Almost the entire lesion in yellow, but mixed with a small amount of red Prevalently rigid: prevalently the malignant lesions
5 Both the lesion and surrounding area are red mixed with a small amount of yellow