Evaluation of lymph node metastases of breast cancer using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Harada2007EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of lymph node metastases of breast cancer using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Tomoaki Harada and Nobuhiko Tanigawa and Mitsuru Matsuki and Takehiro Nohara and Isamu Narabayashi},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={401-7}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed the utility of enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) in the evaluation of axillary lymph node metastases in patients with breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN MR examination of the axilla was performed before and 24-36 h after USPIO administration for patients with stage II or III breast cancer. Diagnostic performance was compared using size criteria (metastasis was defined when short axis diameter >5 or >10mm) or… CONTINUE READING