Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound


Breast Screening Using 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound in Addition to Conventional B Mode Ultrasound

Amal Mahmoud Mohamed, Khalid Ahmed Lakouz, Ahmed Abd Al Azim, Mona Mohammed Refaat

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 4404-4414

Background:Breast cancer is a major worldwide health problem. Many radiologists recognize
that there are increasing incidence of breast cancer in the past decade.Automated threedimensional
(3D) breast ultrasound (ABUS) was developed for better diagnosis of architectural
distortions.
Aim of work:evaluation of validity of ABUS in cancer breast detection in addition toHand Held
Ultrasound (HHUS).
Subjects and methods:This prospective cross-sectional study was done at radiology department of
Al Sheikh Zayed Aal Nahyan hospital and included105 female patients, aged >18 years old,
presented with breast complaint or screening, they were referred from general surgery
Department of Al Sheikh Zayed Aal Nahyan Hospital. They were evaluated by HHUS and ABUS
individually. Each lesion was assigned an independent BIRADS score for each
modality.diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy (56cases).
Results:HHUS and ABUS showed good substantial agreement regarding lesions classification
(benign or malignant) with kappa (κ) 0. 789.with diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity of ABUS
were higher than that of HHUS as for ABUS were 97.1% and 100% respectively, while for
HHUS were 90.5% and 90.7 % respectively.
Conclusion:From our results ABUS may serve as an effective new screening tool in addition to
HHUS.