To assess diagnostic value of automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) versus handheld ultrasonography (HHUS) in breast cancer screening.
All 110 participants received an ABVS examination compared with HHUS which was set up as a standard tool. The scans were interpreted by specialists blinded to the results of breast imaging and medical history. Cohen Kappa value was used to interpret agreement between diagnostic tools.
On the basis of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) classification, of the 110 cases, an agreement was achieved in 102 cases (92.7%). Kappa value (K) was 0.885 representing almost perfect agreement.
We concluded that ABVS is comparable to HHUS as an adjunctive tool to mammography for screening of breast cancer
automated breast volume scanning, handheld ultrasonography, ABVS, HHUS, breast cancer screening