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  Contribution of Sonoelastography in the Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Breast Masses: A Comparative Analysis on Sonographic BIRADS Classification [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(4): 184-190 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2017.58070  

Contribution of Sonoelastography in the Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Breast Masses: A Comparative Analysis on Sonographic BIRADS Classification

Harun Arslan1, Zülküf Akdemir2, Alpaslan Yavuz1, Necat İslamoglu2, Sebahhatin Çelik3, Mesut Özgökçe1, Abdussamet Batur1, Hüseyin Akdeniz1, Harun Egemen Tolunay4
1Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Dursun Odabaşı Medical Center, Department Of Radiology Van/ Turkey
2Van Training And Research Hospital, Department Of Radiology Van/ Turkey
3Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Dursun Odabaşı Medical Center, Department Of General Surgery, Van/ Turkey
4Van Yuzuncu Yil University, School Of Medicine, Department Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology. Van/ Turkey

INTRODUCTION: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectivity of ultrasonographic elastography in the differentiation of benign and malignant lesions detected on B-mode ultrasonography.
METHODS: The lesions were scored by using B-mode USG with breast imaging-report and data systems (BIRADS) and then sonoelastographic color-coded maps were obtained by elastography in a single session. Sonoelastographic scoring was achieved with a 5-point scoring system. Elasticity scores and strain ratio (SR) values were compared with histopathological findings.
RESULTS: The 133 patients included 132 (99.2%) women and 1 (0.8%) man. Mean age was 40.45±14.8 years.Depending on the pathological findings, 94 (71.2%) lesions were classified as benign and 39 (28.8%) as malignant. Mean SR value was 4.419±1.43, with 5.5 in malignant lesions and 4.3 in benign lesions. At the cut-off value of 4.95 for SR, the sensitivity and specificity of USG in elastographic examination were 81.6% and 78.7%, respectively. A significant correlation was found between the SR value and the BIRADS score calculated on USG (rho=0.86; two-tailed; p<0.001).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the use of sonoelastographic examination following the USG examination with B-mode ultrasonography can be a complementary diagnostic method that increases the specificity of USG

Keywords: Breast cancer, Elasticity Imaging Techniques, Ultrasonography


Harun Arslan, Zülküf Akdemir, Alpaslan Yavuz, Necat İslamoglu, Sebahhatin Çelik, Mesut Özgökçe, Abdussamet Batur, Hüseyin Akdeniz, Harun Egemen Tolunay. Contribution of Sonoelastography in the Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Breast Masses: A Comparative Analysis on Sonographic BIRADS Classification. Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(4): 184-190

Corresponding Author: Harun Arslan, Türkiye


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