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8. Diagnostic Accuracy of High Frequency Ultrasound and Mammography in Breast Lump

1.  Almas Memon 2. Ghazala Shahzad 3. Aneela Sheeba

 

1.  Assoc. Prof. of Radiology, Isra University Hyderabad, Sindh 2. Asstt. Prof. of Radiology, Isra University Hyderabad, Sindh 3. Asstt. Prof. of Radiology, LUMHS Jamshoro/Hyderabad, Sindh

 

ABSTRACT

 

Objective:  The  study  was  conducted  to  evaluate  the  diagnostic  accuracy  of  high  frequency  ultrasound  and

mammography in common breast lumps.

Study Designs: Observational study

 

Place and Duration: This study was carried at Radiology Department, LUMHS & NIMRA Jamshoro/Hyderabad and Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad from June 2008 to June 2012.

 

Materials and Methods: A sample of 520 female of age 20 - 80 years presenting with breast lumps after initial examination were evaluated for further benignity or malignancy using ultrasonography and mammography. The findings were then compared with both diagnostic modalities. Data were entered and anal zed by using SPSS 21.0. Continuous and categorical variables were analyzed by student t test and chi square test. A p value ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

 

Results: Mean ±SD of age was noted as 45.69 ± 10.77 years. M st f the atients were married (76.9%) and belonged to middle age group (51.5%). There were insignificant ass ciati ns bserved when we compared the underlying diagnosis with the diagnostic techniques used (p=0.075) . On the ther hand, the diagnosis in young age group was significantly made by using ultrasonography and in older group mammography was the diagnostic modality of choice (p = 0.020).

 

Conclusion: Non-invasive test such as ultrasonography should be the preferred technique in young patients who present clinically with abreast lump.

 

Key Words: Ultrasonography, Mammography, Breast lump

 

 

Citation of article: Memon A, Shahzad G, Sheeba A. Diagnostic Accuracy of High Frequency Ultrasound and Mammography in Breast Lump. Med F um 2015;26(4):29-32.