Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery
Ștefan Voiculescu1,2, Răzvan V. Scăunașu1,2, Matei Moroșanu2, Andreea Greșanu2, Bogdan Popescu1, Traean Burcos1,2
1Carol Davila University, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania
2Colțea Clinical Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania
Objective. Ultrasound exerts an important role in breast cancer diagnosis protocol, but the use of eco-senometry can also improve therapeutic options, surgical planning and technique.
Methods. We describe various measurement formulas and techniques that are applied in order to acquire important information regarding the breast and its lesions.
Results. Senometry and ultrasonography have been proven to be very effective, reaching up to reliability levels as high as 0.997 and accuracy levels as high as 99.6%.
Conclusions. Senometry and ultrasonography have clearly demonstrated their value in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. These methods are reliable, inexpensive and can be easily performed by the surgeon. More advances in the domain are expected in the future.