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PURPOSE The aim of our prospective study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of MR mammography (MRM) in detecting malignant disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 231 consecutive patients scheduled for surgery because of mammographic or palpable lesions suspected of malignancy, the breasts were examined with T1-weighted transversal images using a 3-D fast(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of kinetic and architectural diagnostic criteria on dynamic MR breast imaging, and to construct a scoring system for lesion characterization. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 92 women with 109 histopathologically verified breast lesions were included in this retrospective study. The patients were examined by a 1.5 T system using(More)
BACKGROUND Inamed introduced a fourth-generation implant, the Style 410 cohesive silicone breast implant, in 1993. To date, little has been published on this implant despite its widespread use in Europe, and no data are available on its long-term rupture rate. METHODS Women implanted with Style 410 implants between 1995 and 1999 at Akademikliniken(More)
BACKGROUND Using contrast-enhanced MR imaging in the diagnosis of breast cancer may provide additional information not only on tumor extension but also on the biological behavior of tumors. Thus certain characteristics such as tumor angiogenesis and the proliferating activity of the tumor, which have been shown to correlate significantly with prognosis, are(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the value of contrast-enhanced MR imaging in the assessment of local recurrence in breast cancer patients who underwent mastectomy and breast reconstruction with an implant. Eighty-three patients have been evaluated by semidynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. The T1-weighted FLASH 3-D sequence was repeated twice(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the value of dynamic MR imaging as an adjunctive tool to triple diagnosis (TD) (physical examination, mammography and fine needle aspiration cytology) in diagnosing breast lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-three consecutive patients with 114 palpable or mammographically detected breast lesions were examined with TD and MR imaging.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of X-ray mammography and of MR imaging in 238 consecutively operated breasts, and to correlate the findings to histopathological diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over 15 months, 220 patients scheduled for breast surgery were examined consecutively, before surgery, by means of both mammography and MR(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the value of pre-operative contrast-enhanced MR imaging (CE-MRI) in predicting the disease-free and overall survival in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study population consisted of 50 consecutive patients with histopathologically verified primary breast cancer who pre-operatively underwent CE-MRI examination between 1992(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the clinical value of scintimammography (Sc) with 99mTc-sestamibi as a complementary method to triple diagnosis (TD) in detecting malignant disease of the breast. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-six patients with 119 clinically or mammographically detected breast lesions underwent TD procedures, including clinical(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to explain why breast lesions are enhanced by contrast medium at MR imaging and to elucidate the histopathological basis for the overlap in the enhancement patterns of benign and malignant breast lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten invasive breast carcinomas and 10 benign breast lesions were selected for the study. Of the 10(More)