Skip to main content

Table 3 Number of undetected lesions at the original Mx report according to breast pattern and lesion rank (1° = index cancer)

From: Sensitivity of imaging for multifocal-multicentric breast carcinoma

Lesion rank mean diameter and range Total number of UD Mx lesions Dense Breast (%) Heterogeneous Dense Breast (%) Fatty Breast with scattered Fibroglandular densities (%) Breast with the density of fat (%)
index lesion 25 mm (2–77) 14 3 (21.4) 8 (57.2) 3 (21.4) 0 (0.0)
2nd 9 mm (0.1–39) 61 12 (19.7) 31 (50.8) 17 (27.9) 1 (1.6)
3rd 6.9 mm (0.1–20) 44 6 (13.6) 25 (56.8) 12 (27.3) 1 (2.3)
4th 6.8 mm (0.1–39) 29 6 (20.7) 17 (58.6) 5 (17.2) 1 (3.5)
≥ 5th 6.3 mm (0.1–25) 17 4 (23.5) 10 (58.8) 3 (17.7) 0 (0.0)
Total   165 31 (18.8) 91 (55.1) 40 (24.3) 3 (1.8)
  1. (UD Mx = Lesions undetected at mammography).