Higher background parenchymal enhancement BPE could be used for stratification of MRI screening programs since it might be related to a higher breast cancer risk. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to correlate BPE to patient and tumor characteristics in women with unilateral MRI-screen detected breast cancer who participated in an intermediate and high risk screening program. As BPE in the affected breast may be difficult to discern from enhancing cancer, we assumed that BPE in the contralateral breast is a representative measure for BPE in women with unilateral breast cancer.
The aim of breast MRI is to obtain a reliable evaluation of any lesion within the breast. It is currently always used as an adjunct to the standard diagnostic procedures of the breast, i. Whereas the sensitivity of breast MRI is usually very high, specificity—as in all breast imaging modalities—depends on many factors such as reader expertise, use of adequate techniques and composition of the patient cohorts.
Colleague's E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection. Compared with other fields of medicine, there is hardly an area that has seen such fast development as the world of breast cancer.
It applies to mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. This article reflects the 5th edition, published in 1. When there are multiple findings, the BI-RADS category for the exam is assigned the highest category in the following hierarchy, from lowest to highest: 1, 2, 3, 6, 0, 4, 5.
The purpose of this paper is to show the radiologic features of various lesions appearing as skin thickening or enhancement under the breast MRI. And histopathologic results of the skin lesions were correlated. Radiologist must be familiar with normal appearance of the breast skin under the MRI and a wide variety of conditions may affect the skin of the breast.
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E-mail address: pinkerdk mskcc. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. MRI of the breast is the most sensitive test for breast cancer detection and outperforms conventional imaging with mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, or ultrasound.
It also facilitates outcome monitoring and quality assessment. It contains a lexicon for standardized terminology descriptors for mammography, breast US and MRI, as well as chapters on Report Organization and Guidance Chapters for use in daily practice. The table shows a summary of the mammography and ultrasound lexicon.