Keywords : Breast imaging reporting and data system
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2819-2826
Background: Breast cancer incidence in India is increasing and has now become the most common cancer among women. Preoperative pathology diagnosis and mammography (using breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) scoring system) constitute an essential part of the workup of breast lesions. The present study was aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS score with histopathological finding in diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions of breast.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with study duration of 1.5 year (January 2021- June 2022) The present study was conducted on 100 randomly selected newly diagnosed cases of breast masses.
Results: Considering histopathological examination as gold standard, the sensitivity and specificity of BI-RADS score is 93.9% and 82.8% respectively. The positive predictive value, negative predictive value and diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS score is 91.04% and 87.8 % respectively.
Conclusions: The inference derived from the present study is that BIRADS is a very useful tool specially owing to the fact that it is noninvasive, which leads to lesser trauma and faster report however the tissue diagnosis using H&E and other stains remains the gold standard and should always be restored to before undertaking surgery.