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PURPOSE To intraindividually compare 0.1 mmol/kg doses of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadopentetate dimeglumine for contrast material-enhanced breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging by using a prospective, multicenter double-blind, randomized protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and patient informed consent were obtained. One(More)
The clinical use of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is increasing, especially for applications requiring paramagnetic contrast-agent injection. This document presents a synthetic list of acceptable indications with potential advantages for women according to evidence from the literature and the expert opinion of the panel that developed this(More)
OBJECTIVES : To prospectively compare clinical breast examination, mammography, ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a multicenter surveillance of high-risk women. MATERIALS AND METHODS : We enrolled asymptomatic women aged ≥ 25: BRCA mutation carriers; first-degree relatives of BRCA mutation carriers, and women with(More)
The study was carried out to assess the role of magnetic resonance imaging in the inflammatory carcinoma of the breast. 15 female patients with a clinical diffuse inflammatory process in the breast underwent mammography, sonography and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging. All inflammatory carcinomas showed a patch enhancement pattern and in 7/10 there were(More)
AIM To assess the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating residual disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with large breast cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five women with large breast cancers underwent MRI mammography before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (three or six cycles). Dynamic MRI was performed using a 1.5(More)
The practice of making informal payments in the health sector is common in a number of countries. It has become an important policy issue around the world. These payments can jeopardize governments' attempts to improve equity and access to care and policies targeted to the poor. It is widely believed that a considerable amount of out-of-pocket payment in(More)
AIM To assess the utility of diffusion-weighted imaging in diagnosing and characterizing breast malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 2006 to April 2009, all consecutive patients with breast cancer undergoing breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and subsequent surgery in our hospital were enrolled in this study. MRI was performed using a 1.5 T(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in the detection and characterisation of breast lesions. From September 2005 to September 2007, 86 patients with breast lesions who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in our department were included in our study.(More)
Fifty-six patients with soft tissue masses of the limbs (36 benign, 20 malignant) prospectively underwent sonography (color Doppler and pulsed Doppler examinations) to assess the role of Doppler interrogation in differentiating benign from malignant lesions. Sonography showed 60% sensitivity, 55% specificity, 71% negative predictive value, 42% positive(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of diffusion imaging in the evaluation of response to neoadjuvant breast cancer treatment by correlating apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value changes with pathological response. From June 2007 to June 2009, all consecutive patients with histopathologically confirmed breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant(More)