What Is the Optimal Threshold at Which to Recommend Breast Biopsy?

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Elizabeth S Burnside; Jagpreet Chhatwal; Oguzhan Alagoz;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3492229, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048820
  • Subject: Breast Tumors | Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Radiology | Breast Cancer | Medicine | Health Care Policy | Oncology | Q | Health Services Research | R | Computer Science | Computerized Simulations | Science | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Women's Health | Cancer Detection and Diagnosis | Health Informatics | Cancers and Neoplasms | Public Health | Non-Clinical Medicine | Health Screening

Background A 2% threshold, traditionally used as a level above which breast biopsy recommended, has been generalized to all patients from several specific situations analyzed in the literature. We use a sequential decision analytic model considering clinical and mammogr... View more