Monday, July 10, 2017

Adding Elastography And Color Doppler To B-Mode Ultrasounds May Decrease False Positives When Screening Dense Breasts, Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (7/7, Ridley) reports “adding elastography and color Doppler to B-mode ultrasound can significantly decrease the number of false positives when screening women with dense breasts, avoiding as many as two-thirds of unnecessary biopsies,” according to a study published in Radiology. “Researchers found that combining elastography and color Doppler ultrasound with B-mode ultrasound more than doubled the modality’s positive predictive value (PPV) in women with dense breasts.” 

Author: wKesha

Categories: 2017, News, Research and Care, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 6135


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