Sensitivity and specificity of physical examination and tactile tumor detector device in detection of breast masses in comparison to sonography as the gold standard
Trauma Monthly: 14 (2); 83-88 Article Type: Research Article
S M, Najjarian
S M. Sensitivity and specificity of physical examination and tactile tumor detector device in detection of breast masses in comparison to sonography as the gold standard,
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Aims: In this study, the function of tactile mass detector compared with physical examination by specialist surgeons and ultrasound used as gold standard.
Materials & Methods: 55 patients were selected from suspects of breast mass. First, physical examination was performed by surgeon manually and then, examination was done by artificial tactile device and results were registered in questionnaire.
Results:Calculated indexs represented the advantage of diagnostic mass detection device to physical examination by surgeon. However, in spite of more numerical accuracy of machine physical examination campare with surgeon hand visiting in all age groups, there was no statistically significant difference between them (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Construction and development tools like touch instrument is an effective help for early diagnosis of suspicious masses. In fact, patients using these devices can easily be visited in appropriate time by homogeneous (female) midwife, nurse or doctor and if necessary, by specialist or method of more advanced imaging radiography. Therefore, the patients not feeling comfortable refering to the male doctors can be examined regularly.
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