Accuracy assessment methods of tissue marker clip placement after 11-gauge vacuum-assisted stereotactic breast biopsy: comparison of measurements using direct and conventional methods

Hidetoshi Yatake, Yuka Sawai, Toshio Nishi, Yoshiaki Nakano, Ayaka Nishimae, Toshizo Katsuda, Koichi Yabunaka, Yoshihiro Takeda, Hideo Inaji

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Abstract

Background: The objective of the study was to compare direct measurement with a conventional method for evaluation of clip placement in stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (ST-VAB) and to evaluate the accuracy of clip placement using the direct method. Methods: Accuracy of clip placement was assessed by measuring the distance from a residual calcification of a targeted calcification clustered to a clip on a mammogram after ST-VAB. Distances in the craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) views were measured in 28 subjects with mammograms recorded twice or more after ST-VAB. The difference in the distance between the first and second measurements was defined as the reproducibility and was compared with that from a conventional method using a mask system with overlap of transparent film on the mammogram. The 3D clip-to-calcification distance was measured using the direct method in 71 subjects. Results: The reproducibility of the direct method was higher than that of the conventional method in CC and MLO views (P = 0.002, P < 0.001). The median 3D clip-to-calcification distance was 2.8 mm, with an interquartile range of 2.0–4.8 mm and a range of 1.1–36.3 mm. Conclusion: The direct method used in this study was more accurate than the conventional method, and gave a median 3D distance of 2.8 mm between the calcification and clip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-600
Number of pages8
JournalBreast Cancer
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Direct methods
  • Mammography
  • Mask methods
  • Stereotactic vacuum assisted biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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