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Diagnostic value of dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Stusińska M, Szabo-Moskal J, Bobek-Billewicz B - Pol J Radiol (2014)

Bottom Line: Results of breast MRI were positive in 80 women (36%), in 54 of which cancer was found during pathological examination, 26 breast MRI results were false positive.The difference in specificity between the evaluated methods was statistically significant (p<0.05).The combined dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis is a useful method for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Background: Mammography is the most widely used method of breast imaging. However, its low sensitivity poses a problem. Breast MRI is one of so the called "complementary" breast imaging methods. The purpose of this study was to improve the specificity of breast MRI by combining 2 methods: dynamic and morphologic analysis of enhancing lesions.

Material/methods: 222 women aged 19-76 years, who underwent breast MRI examination between November 2002 and April 2004 at the Radiology Department of Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz, were included in this study.

Results: The pathological examination revealed cancer in 55 women (25%). No cancer was found in 167 women (75%), 56 of which were verified pathologically, 111 by cytology and/or during follow-up (at least 24 months). Results of breast MRI were positive in 80 women (36%), in 54 of which cancer was found during pathological examination, 26 breast MRI results were false positive. Sensitivity and specificity of breast MRI for dynamic analysis were 87% and 72%, respectively; in case of morphologic analysis 98% and 74%, respectively. The combined dynamic and morphologic analysis achieved high (84%) specificity without loss of sensitivity (98%). The difference in specificity between the evaluated methods was statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusions: The combined dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis is a useful method for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Diagnostic value of dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Stusińska M, Szabo-Moskal J, Bobek-Billewicz B - Pol J Radiol (2014)

Segmental enhancement, sagittal plane (DCIS/I).
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f6-poljradiol-79-99: Segmental enhancement, sagittal plane (DCIS/I).
Bottom Line: Results of breast MRI were positive in 80 women (36%), in 54 of which cancer was found during pathological examination, 26 breast MRI results were false positive.The difference in specificity between the evaluated methods was statistically significant (p<0.05).The combined dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis is a useful method for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Background: Mammography is the most widely used method of breast imaging. However, its low sensitivity poses a problem. Breast MRI is one of so the called "complementary" breast imaging methods. The purpose of this study was to improve the specificity of breast MRI by combining 2 methods: dynamic and morphologic analysis of enhancing lesions.

Material/methods: 222 women aged 19-76 years, who underwent breast MRI examination between November 2002 and April 2004 at the Radiology Department of Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz, were included in this study.

Results: The pathological examination revealed cancer in 55 women (25%). No cancer was found in 167 women (75%), 56 of which were verified pathologically, 111 by cytology and/or during follow-up (at least 24 months). Results of breast MRI were positive in 80 women (36%), in 54 of which cancer was found during pathological examination, 26 breast MRI results were false positive. Sensitivity and specificity of breast MRI for dynamic analysis were 87% and 72%, respectively; in case of morphologic analysis 98% and 74%, respectively. The combined dynamic and morphologic analysis achieved high (84%) specificity without loss of sensitivity (98%). The difference in specificity between the evaluated methods was statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusions: The combined dynamic and morphologic breast MRI analysis is a useful method for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

No MeSH data available.


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