Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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CAN AUTOMATED BREAST VOLUME SCANNING BE AN ALTERNATIVE TOOL TO HANDHELD ULTRASONOGRAPHY FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING?

SEPTEMBER 2017 - VOL.13 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE
BACKGROUND:

To assess diagnostic value of automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) versus handheld ultrasonography (HHUS) in breast cancer screening. 

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

All 110 participants received an ABVS examination compared with HHUS which was set up as a standard tool. The scans were interpreted by specialists blinded to the results of breast imaging and medical history. Cohen Kappa value was used to interpret agreement between diagnostic tools. 

RESULTS:

On the basis of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) classification, of the 110 cases, an agreement was achieved in 102 cases (92.7%). Kappa value (K) was 0.885 representing almost perfect agreement. 

CONCLUSION:

We concluded that ABVS is comparable to HHUS as an adjunctive tool to mammography for screening of breast cancer 

Keywords:

automated breast volume scanning, handheld ultrasonography, ABVS, HHUS, breast cancer screening

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