triple test

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The diagnosis of breast disease based on three diagnostic arms: palpation/physical exam, radiologic/imaging evidence and pathological findings (e.g., core biopsy or FNA). Discordance of one of the three arms with the other two (which suggest benign or malignant disease) raises the question of whether that arm has been misinterpreted by the clinical examiner, the radiologist or the pathologist

triple test

The use of 3 diagnostic modalities–eg, clinical, radiographic, and cytopathologic data to arrive at a diagnosis; a positive TT is critical in areas where each method being used has a low specificity Oncology The use of 3 diagnostic modalities, physical exam, mammography, needle aspiration cytology to diagnose breast CA
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