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Título: Radiographers practice concerning breast compression in mammography: gradual versus no gradual
Autor: Bule, Marta
Reis, Cláudia
Palavras-chave: Radiology
Breast compression
Data: Mar-2014
Editora: Springer
Citação: Bule M, Reis C. Radiographers practice concerning breast compression in mammography: gradual versus no gradual. In European Congress of Radiology, Vienna (Austria), 6th to 10th March 2014. Insights Imaging. 2014;5(1 Suppl):S195.
Resumo: Purpose: Evaluate the type of breast compression (gradual or no gradual) that provides less discomfort to the patient. Methods and Materials: The standard projections were simulated [craniocaudal/(CC) and mediolateral-oblique/(MLO)] with the two breast compressions in 90 volunteers women aged between 19 and 86. The women were organised in groups according to the breast density. The intensity of discomfort was evaluated using the scale that have represented several faces (0-10) proposed by Wong Baker in the end of each simulation. It was also applied an interview using focus group to debate the score that were attributed during pain evaluation and to identify the criteria that were considered to do the classification. Results: The women aged between 19-29y (with higher breast density) classified the pain during no gradual compression as 4 and the gradual compression as 2 for both projections. The MLO projection was considered the most uncomfortable. During the focus group interview applied to this group was highlighted that compression did not promoted pain but discomfort. They considered that the high expectations of pain did not correspond to the discomfort that they felt. Similar results were identified for the older women (30-50y; > 50y). Conclusion: The radiographers should considerer the technique for breast compression. The gradual compression was considered for the majority of the women as the most comfortable regardless of breast density. The MLO projection was considered as uncomfortable due to the positioning (axila and inclusion of pectoral muscle) and due to the higher breast compression compared to the CC projection.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/4767
DOI: 10.1007/s13244-014-0317-5
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13244-014-0317-5
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