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Table 2 MicrocalcificationCytological and pathological results along with BI-RADS classification

From: Imprint cytology on microcalcifications excised by Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy: A rapid preliminary diagnosis

  Cytological results (with negative pathological results) Cytological results (with positive pathological results) Total
  Benign (true-negative) Malignant (false-positive) Uninformative Benign (false-negative) True-positive Uninformative  
BI-RADS 3        
Benign 24 0 4 - - - 28
Cancer - - - 0 1 0 1
BI-RADS 4A        
Benign 27 0 2 - - - 29
Precursor - - - 3 1a 1 b 5
Cancer - - - 0 8 0 8
BI-RADS 4B        
Benign 11 0 5 - - - 16
Cancer - - - 0 5 0 5
BI-RADS 4C        
Cancer - - - 0 1 0 1
Total 62 0 11 3 16 1 93
  1. a this case is an ADH lesion
  2. b this case is a LN lesion