Ultrasound Alone Sufficient For Evaluation Of Masses Found On DBT, Finds Study


USA: Ultrasound alone is more effective for working up of masses recognized on screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), suggests the latest research in the European Journal of Radiology (EJR). This means that masses recalled from screening DBT usually tend to be resolved totally by ultrasound.

Based on the study, masses recalled from screening DBT is more likely to signify true lesions whereas recalled asymmetries and focal asymmetries had been more likely to be worked up with a diagnostic mammogram.

Jessica H. Porembka, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX, USA, and colleagues, in contrast, using diagnostic mammograms, diagnostic mammogram with ultrasound, and ultrasound alone within the analysis of recalled non-calcified lesions from screening mammography with DBT.

The researchers carried out a retrospective assessment of recalled non-calcified lesions that included mass from screening DBT, focal asymmetry, asymmetry, and architectural distortion. Electronic health information had been reviewed for imaging evaluations, findings, and histopathology outcomes.

Key findings of the research include: Of 266 non-calcified lesions in 247 women, masses had been considerably more likely to be evaluated with ultrasound alone in comparison with diagnostic mammogram with ultrasound than all different recalled finding types. Architectural distortions had been more likely to be assigned a BI-RADS 4 or 5 on the diagnostic analysis than all other lesion sorts. Masses had been more more likely to be true lesions (90 %; 111/124) in comparison with 40 % (23/57) of focal asymmetries and 24 % (16/67) of asymmetries). No vital distinction was famous within the malignant versus benign biopsy outcomes among the many recalled DBT lesion types.

The study, “Choice of imaging technique within the work-up of non-calcified breast lesions recognized on tomosynthesis screening,” is printed in the European Journal of Radiology.