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Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasound Strain Elastography for Malignant Breast Lesions Original Article
Author(s) Name:
Kaukab Naeem Syed, Ayesha Isaani Majeed, Ambreen Zahoor
Address of Correspondence

Dr. Kaukab Naeem Syed, Postgraduate Resident, Department of Radiology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad

 

ABSTRACT

Objective:
to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound strain elastography for determination of malignant breast lesions.
Study Design: cross sectional prospective study.
Place and Duration: the study was carried out in the Department of Radiology, PIMS from 1st November 2014 till 30th March 2015
Methodology: forty three patients were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Logic V5 ultrasound machine was used for evaluation of patients. Biopsy sample was then collected which was studied by consultant pathologist.
Results: all 43 patients were females, forty two were married while 01 was unmarried. Sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound strain elastography was calculated to be75%, 94%, and 91% respectively.
Conclusion: ultrasound strain elastography is an accurate, reliable and noninvasive technique in the assessment of malignant breast lesions
Keywords: breast lumps, Ultrasound, Strain elastography.

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