The National Public Health Program has established the organized mammography screening in Hungary. Aim: The aim of our study was to determine the quality assurance of breast aspiration cytology. Method: Cytology results were rated to 5 categories (C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5). All cytology reports were compared with the final histology diagnosis. Results: 1361 women had aspiration cytology diagnosis performed from a total of 47718 mammography non-negative lesions. There were 805 (59.1%) benign and 187 (13.7%) malignant alterations. Sensitivity was 91%, specificity 88%, positive predictive value 96.6% and negative predictive value turned to be 71% (p<0.001). Conclusion: The auditing values of fine needle aspiration cytology in our laboratory meet, or in certain aspects exceed the proposed minimum threshold values.
|Translated title of the contribution||Quality assurance of fine-needle aspiration cytology of the organizedmammography screening|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2010|
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