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Interobserver agreement in the study of 2D and 3D sonographic criteria for adenomyosis

Interobserver agreement in the study of 2D and 3D sonographic criteria for adenomyosis

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Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

Article Subject: Infertility

DOI:10.5301/jeppd.5000295

Authors

José M. Puente, Juan L. Alcázar, Pilar Martinez-Ten, Carmina Bermejo, María T. Troncoso, Juan A. García-Velasco

Abstract

Objective

To study the degree of interobserver agreement for already known two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) sonography criteria of adenomyosis.

Methods

Fifty cases (25 adenomyosis cases, 25 non-adenomyosis cases) were studied by four expert observers and a less-experienced researcher. Each sonographic adenomyosis criterion was separately studied. Interobserver agreement was analysed by the kappa index with 95% confidence interval (CI).

Results

The degree of agreement about diagnosing adenomyosis was high or very high in all pair-wise comparisons (kappa values of 0.58-0-92).

The agreement on identifying intra-myometrial cysts (kappa values of 0.46-0.79) and evaluating the junctional zone (JZ) by 3D-transvaginal ultrasound (3D-TVS) (kappa index of 0.46-0.88) was good. The agreements reached when evaluating the other criteria varied, but good agreement was generally reached.

Conclusions

Both the 2D-TVS and 3D-TVS criteria employed in diagnosing adenomyosis were reproducible parameters in adenomyosis diagnostics. The results were reproducible, even by a less experienced observer.

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Universitario “12 de Octubre”, Madrid, Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) Madrid, Madrid - Spain
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, Pamplona - Spain
  • Delta-Ultrasound Diagnostic Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madrid - Spain
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Dávila, Santiago - Chile
  • Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid - Spain

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