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Table 6 Characterizations of the lesions (ABUS)

From: Do automated breast ultrasound and tomosynthesis have an effective role in dense breast evaluation?

   Count %
Breast composition (automated) Homogenous fat 0 0.0
Homogenous fibroglandular 28 75.7
Heterogenous 9 24.3
Shape (automated) Oval 13 34.2
Round 3 7.9
Irregular 22 57.9
Margin (automated) Circumscribed 14 36.8
Indistinct 3 7.9
Angular 2 5.3
Microlobulated 0 0.0
Speculated 19 50.0
Orientation (automated) Parallel 15 40.5
Not parallel 22 59.5
Echo pattern (automated) Anechoic 1 2.7
Hyper-echoic 0 0.0
Complex solid and cystic 1 2.7
Hypoechoic 29 78.4
Isoechoic 3 8.1
Heterogenous 3 8.1
Posterior feature (automated) No features 23 62.2
Enhancement 6 16.2
Shadowing 7 18.9
Combined pattern 1 2.7
Calcification (automated) No calcification 37 97.4
In mass 1 2.6
Outside mass 0 0.0
Intra-ductal 0 0.0
Mass N (automated) Single 17 44.7
Multiple 18 47.4
No 3 7.9
Location (automated) UOQ 18 47.4
UIQ 2 5.3
LOQ 2 5.3
LIQ 1 2.6
Retroareolar 7 18.4
Scattered 7 18.4
Axilla 1 2.6
Nipple retraction (automated) Yes 8 21.6
No 29 78.4
Skin thickening and retraction (automated) Yes 11 28.9
No 27 71.1
Axillary lymphadenopathy (automated) Yes 8 21.1
No 30 78.9
Laterality (automated) Unilateral 22 57.9
Bilateral 16 42.1
AUTO character (automated) Solid 17 45.9
Cystic 9 24.3
Solid with cystic component 11 29.7
Coronal view (automated) Retraction phenomena 5 13.2
Complete hyperechoic rim 15 39.5
Incomplete hyperechoic rim 18 47.4
Extension (automated) Yes 9 23.7
No 29 76.3
BIRADS (automated) BIRADS I 1 2.7
BIRADS II 3 8.1
BIRADS III 10 27.0
BIRADS IV 8 21.6
BIRADS V 13 35.1
BIRADS VI 2 5.4