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mammography allows for imagines to be sent from one electronic to another (Seimenis, Chouchos, & Prassopoulos, 2018). On the contrary, film-screen images of breast tissues capturedin black and white pictures on large film sheets and are limited to additional use.Mammogram: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Validity
Are there 100% full-proof diagnostic tools available to definitively produce the correct result of any test? This means that there is no test which is 100 percent sensitive or specific (Komen, 2017). Diagnostic mammography can detect cancerous cells and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the breast, but these discoveries are contingent on the expertise of the radiologist (Komen, 2017; Seimenis, Chouchos, & Prassopoulos, 2018). During a mammography test, the non-menopausal women breast tissues may not show any alteration due to the breasts’ dense tissue; while the menopausal women are more likely to show some abnormality due to the loss ofelastin and hormones (National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2016).On the contrary, sensitivity is much higher in women over the age of 50-years-old than younger women. Excessive fat tissues are more pronounced in breast tissue in the aged person (Komen, 2017). With sensitivity, approximately 87 % of women with breast cancer were correctly identified through diagnostic mammogram (Hill & Robinson, 2015). Sensitive test can also create a false- positive result in individuals that do not actually have the disease (Hill & Robinson, 2015), which results in the individual exposed to more testing that may cause anxiety and or depression. So then, a test that is specific may also reveal false-positive result. All the same, a mammogram is deemed the most effective screening device used to find breast cancer in most women (Komen, 2017). The validity of a mammogram test can also be determined by the