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To prospectively evaluate whether dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings can help predict the presence of malignancy when screening detected microcalcification lesions, and its contribution to patient management of stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (SVAB). Dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MR imaging was performed when(More)
BACKGROUND The specificity of breast MRI is only moderate. The unsatisfactory specificity of breast MRI has prompted evaluation of high signal intensity (SI) on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI). The purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of prepectoral edema determined using high SI on T2WI with fat-suppression 3 T MRI and to correlate its(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is now a relatively standard treatment for breast carcinoma. However, some tumors are known to develop resistance to chemotherapies. We investigated whether the status of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and Her-2 expressions in breast cancer cases prior to NAC could be changed after NAC. We used(More)
AIMS Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast has been diagnosed increasingly since the advent of mammographic screening. In contrast to the situation in invasive breast carcinoma, there are no reports on androgen receptor (AR) status in DCIS and few reports on oestrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors. METHODS AR expression was examined in 57(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of "triple-negative" breast cancer (ie, cancer that is estrogen receptor [ER] negative, progesterone receptor [PR] negative, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 [HER2] negative) and to compare them with those of breast cancers that are ER positive, PR positive, and(More)
Introduction Breast imaging modalities can assess the tumor extent and adequacy of excision, but there have been no reports comparing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT), ultrasonography (US) and mammography (MMG) for the tumor extent of breast cancer. We prospectively assessed the accuracy of MR imaging, MDCT, US(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of background enhancement on the detection and staging of breast cancer using MRI as an adjunct to mammography or ultrasound. One hundred forty-six bilateral breast MRI examinations were evaluated to assess the extent of a known primary tumour and to problem solve after mammography or ultrasound without(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the histopathological characteristics of breast carcinomas with strong high-signal intensity (SHi) on T2-weighted (T2W) MR images (T2-SHi), and discuss the differential diagnosis between T2-SHi breast carcinomas and T2-SHi fibroadenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty of 480 breast carcinomas examined by MRI were defined as tumors(More)
Needle track seeding has been recognized as a possible, albeit rare, complication of breast core needle biopsy. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of needle tract seeding of breast cancer from cytological results derived from core needle wash material. The study included biopsies of 207 breast cancers performed using ultrasonographically(More)
To retrospectively evaluate the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of breast cancer before neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and to compare findings of chemosensitive breast cancer with those of chemoresistant breast cancer. The MR imaging findings before NAC in 120 women undergoing NAC were reviewed. The MR imaging findings were compared with the(More)