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Authors Laufer S, Cohen ER, Maag AL, Kwan C, Vanveen B, Pugh CM
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Journal Stud Health Technol Inform Volume: 196 Pages: 238-44
Publish Date 2014
PubMed ID 24732514
PMC ID 4115285
Abstract

The clinical breast examination (CBE) is performed to detect breast pathology. However, little is known regarding clinical technique and how it relates to diagnostic accuracy. We sought to quantify breast examination search patterns and hand utilization with a new data collection and analysis system. Participants performed the CBE while the sensor mapping and video camera system collected performance data. From this data, algorithms were developed that measured the number of hands used during the exam and active examination time. This system is a feasible and reliable method to collect new information on CBE techniques.

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