Predictive model for contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the breast: Is it feasible in malignant risk assessment of breast imaging reporting and data system 4 lesions?
Jun Luo, Ji-Dong Chen, Qing Chen, Lin-Xian Yue, Guo Zhou, Cheng Lan, Department of Ultrasound, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China
Yi Li, Chi-Hua Wu, Department of Breast Surgery, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China
Jing-Qiao Lu, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Author contributions: Luo J designed research; Luo J, Chen JD, Chen Q, Yue LX, Zhou G, Lan C, Li Y, Wu CH performed research; Lu JQ analyzed data; Luo J wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional review board of Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital.
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Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Not declared.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Ji-Dong Chen, BM, Department of Ultrasound, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, No. 32 First Ring Road, Chengdu 610072, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 9, 2015
Peer-review started: November 6, 2015
First decision: November 29, 2015
Revised: March 1, 2016
Accepted: March 17, 2016
Article in press: March 18, 2016
Published online: June 28, 2016