Diagnostic accuracy of mammography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of intraductal spread of breast cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

@article{Kubota2007DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of mammography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of intraductal spread of breast cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.},
  author={Kei Kubota and Yasuhiro Ogawa and Akihito Nishioka and Shinji Kariya and Satoshi Itoh and Yoriko Murata and Norihiko Hamada and Hironori Maeda and Yohsuke Tanaka},
  journal={Oncology reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={915-8}
}
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of mammography, ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of intraductal spread of breast cancer following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy. We evaluated a total of 168 areas of normal breast tissue outside the mass in 42 consecutive female patients with breast cancer using each imaging modality both before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy comprised two to four cycles… CONTINUE READING