Characterization of breast density in women from Lima, Peru

Fanny L. Casado, Susan Manrique, Jorge Guerrero, Joseph Pinto, Jose Ferrer, Benjamin Castaneda

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Data from GLOBOCAN show that around 4,000 Peruvian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. From these new cases, the clinical presentation of 36% corresponded to advanced stages (III and IV). Therefore, there is an urgent need to strengthen current screening and early detection strategies. The American College of Radiology (ACR) breast density classification is a risk assessment and quality assurance tool in mammography to standardize and facilitate report to non-radiologists. In our sample of Peruvian women, we found that 45.3% of women have a breast density classified as ACR II, 32.3% as ACR I, 19.7% as ACR III and only 2.7% as ACR IV. Also, premenopausal women are more likely to have breast density types ACR III and IV than postmenopausal women. These results show certain similarity to other populations showing that most breast densities are classified as ACR I and II, but shows a unique distribution when taking into account all four ACR types. Our results are consistent with epidemiological evidence suggesting that the Peruvian population may have a different stratification of risk based on its particular genetic and/or ethnic background. The present work will aid to develop novel strategies for screening and early detection of breast malignancies.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaMedical Imaging 2015
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaImage Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
EditoresClaudia R. Mello-Thoms, Matthew A. Kupinski, Claudia R. Mello-Thoms
ISBN (versión digital)9781628415063
EstadoPublicada - 2015
EventoMedical Imaging 2015: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment - Orlando, Estados Unidos
Duración: 25 feb. 201526 feb. 2015

Serie de la publicación

NombreProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (versión impresa)1605-7422


ConferenciaMedical Imaging 2015: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos


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