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Findings of a Mammographic Screening of the Breast

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 3)

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Page : 2219-2221

Keywords : breast; microcalcifications; cancer; screening; mammography;

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This is a prospective study.1014 women were included in a screening program at regional hospital in Shkodra over the period 2012 -2013. Clustered and scattered microcalcifications were the main findings in the study. Age of women included in this study ranged from 30-80 years (mean 52 years). Microcalcifications were detected in 152 (15 %) of screened women.86 % of women had clustered microcalcifications and 14 % had scattered microcalcifications. In 47 (31 %) of calcifications was detected a cancer.47 % women had less than10 microcalcifications/cm2, 22 % had 10-20 microcalcifications/cm2 and 10 % had greater than20 microcalcifications/cm2. Irregularity in size of microcalcifications was found in 48.7 % of patients, while mean density of microcalcifications was founfd in 57 patients. The study highlights the effectiveness of the screening program in diagnosing microcalcification and malignancy in women

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