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Open Access Original Research

Breast cancer screening of the high risk population with clinical examination and thermography A combination of telethermography and plate thermography

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1 Facultad de Medicina de Valencia Valencia, España
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1984, 5(2), 105–109;
Published: 10 June 1984
Abstract

On a total of 2523 patients, including the High Risk group, a breast screening was made by clinica exploration and Thermography used as a selective method for the cases due for a mmography. Although the electronic thermographic examination was done according to the criteria established by the School Marseilles, we excluded form these criteria the vascular asymmetry test. Such a controversed parameter was substituted by the data given by the angiographic analysis of contact thermography. The results obtained were compared to those referenced in a previous study. The analysis of the compiled data indicated that even if we weren’t the sensitivity of the technique, we did get improvements diagnosing less false positive results with new procedure (91.43%) than with the previous study (87.65%) (p < 0.001). The predictive Value (+) was 0.4133 in the present group against the previous 0.10, which ment that 41.33% of the cancers diagnosed were true cancers, aiainst 10% in the previous group. Summing up the analysis showed a higher rate of positive global detections (p < 0.005) with our present analitic criteria for Thermograohy.

Keywords
Breast neoplasms
Screening
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