Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(16):e15175
Department of Computed Tomography, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China.
Background: Previous clinical studies have reported that full field digital mammography (FFDM) can be used for diagnosis on breast cancer (BC) with promising outcome results. However, no study systematically investigates its diagnostic impact on female patients with BC. Thus, this systematic review will assess the accurate of FFDM diagnosis on BC.
Methods: In this study, we will perform a comprehensive search strategy in the databases as follows: Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDILINE, PSYCINFO, Web of Science, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP Information, and Wanfang Data from inception to February 28, 2019. All case-controlled studies exploring the impacts of FFDM diagnosis for patients BC will be fully considered for inclusion in this study. Two authors will independently scan the title and abstracts for relevance, and assess full texts for inclusion. They will also independently extract data and will assess methodological qualify for each included study by using Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS-2) tool. RevMan V.5.3 software (London, UK) and Stata V.12.0 software (Texas, USA) will be used to pool the data and to conduct the meta-analysis.
Results: The sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, and diagnostic odds ratio of FFDM will be used to determine the diagnostic accuracy of FFDM for the diagnosis of patients with BC.
Conclusion: Its findings will provide latest evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of FFDM in female patients with BC.
Systematic Review Registration: PROSPERO CRD42019125338.