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Breast MR Imaging: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

Gurpreet S DhillonNick BellDaniel T GinatAlena LevitStamatia DestounisAvice O'Connell
Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, Rochester, NY, USA
Date of Submission: 08-Jan-2011, Date of Acceptance: 29-Aug-2011, Date of Web Publication: 03-Oct-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Gurpreet S. Dhillon

601 Elmwood Ave. Box 648, Rochester, NY 14642 USA.
E-mail: gurpreet_dhillon@urmc. rochester.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Gurpreet S. Dhillon

601 Elmwood Ave. Box 648, Rochester, NY 14642 USA.
E-mail: gurpreet_dhillon@urmc. rochester.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.85655 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast is being performed more frequently to improve primary and recurrent tumor detection, characterization, and response to therapy. Sensitivity of this test approaches 90% and the specificity ranges from 37% to 100%. We present a concise tutorial for the general radiologist with a pictorial review of common lesions identified with breast MRI.
Keywords: Benign, MRI, Breast, Malignant

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