Ultrasound as a complement to mammography and breast examination to characterize breast masses.

@article{Taylor2002UltrasoundAA,
  title={Ultrasound as a complement to mammography and breast examination to characterize breast masses.},
  author={Kenneth W. Taylor and Christopher Merritt and Catherine W. Piccoli and Robert L. Schmidt and Glenn Rouse and Bruno D. Fornage and Eva Rubin and Dianne Georgian-Smith and Fred Winsberg and Barry A Goldberg and Ellen Mendelson},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
This study was designed to determine if complementary ultrasound (US) imaging and Doppler could decrease the number of biopsies for benign masses. A total of 761 breast masses were sequentially scored on a level of suspicion (LOS) of 1-5, where 1 represented low, and 5 was a high suspicion of malignancy, for mammography, US, and color flow with pulse Doppler (DUS). After biopsy, the results were analyzed using 2 x 2 contingency tables and ROC analysis, for mammography alone and in combination… CONTINUE READING

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