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Table 3 Comparison between the number and frequency of the false-positive and false-negative lesions using the different imaging modalities

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  Mammography Sonomammogram CESM Combined
False-negative lesions 44 lesions 28 lesions 14 lesions 3 lesions
• Heterogeneous dense parenchyma 27/44, 61.4% 20/28, 71.5%
• Single view asymmetries 8/44, 18.2% 1/28, 3.6%
• Operative bed recurrence 4/44, 9.1% 2/28, 7.1%
• Non-calcified DCIS 3/44, 6.8% 3/28, 10.7%
• Bilateral asymmetries 2/44, 4.5% 2/28, 7.1%
• Non-enhancing malignant lesions 9/14, 64.3% 2/3, 66.6%
• Faintly enhancing lesions 5/14, 35.7% 1/3, 33.4%
False-positive lesions 66 lesions 46 lesions 30 lesions 30 lesions
• Heterogeneous dense breast 23/66, 34.8% 15/46, 32.6%
• Inflammatory lesions 21/66, 31.8% 15/46, 32.6% 17/30, 56.7% 17/30, 56.7%
• Benign masses 11/66, 16.7% 5/46. 10.9%
• Benign precancerous lesions 4/66, 6.1% 4/46, 8.7% 3/30, 10.0% 3/30, 10.0%
• Asymmetric breasts 4/66, 6.1% 4/46, 8.7%
• Operative bed scarring 3/66, 4.5% 3/46, 6.5%
• Benign enhancing lesions 10/30, 33.3% 10/30, 33.3%