Enhancement Curve of MRI with Contrast in Malignant Breast Lesions
Neda Azarpey1, Mojgan Kalantari1, Elham Keshavarz1 and Azadeh Joolayee2

1Department Of Radiology, Mahdiyeh Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2Department Of Surjery, Mahdiyeh Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Corresponding Author Email: Mojgankalantary@gmail.com

Abstract: Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and constitutes one of the main reasons of death caused by cancer among women. Preventing cancer on one hand and treating it on the other hand can help reduce the burden of disease. Among the various diagnostic methods used, we may list sonography, mammography, and MRI. The present research seeks to provide a qualitative and quantitative account of variables in MRI and study the correlation between variables and consequences. The present research was conducted on 50 patients suffering from breast cancer resorting to hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University selected through convenient sampling. All of them underwent MRI with contrast. Pattern of various tumors was studied in patients. The results were analyzed and studied using Chi-Square Tests. According to the results, spiculated tumor patterns exhibited the greatest degree of frequency (36%). The results gained from the analysis of enhancement curve of MRI showed that T3 and T1 curves with respective frequencies of 40 and 12 percent exhibited the greatest and lowest frequencies. According to pathological results, invasive ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma in situ exhibited the greatest frequencies in T3 enhancement curve and the greatest frequency of ductal carcinoma in situ was observed in type 2 curve. A statistical analysis showed that variables such as the size of tumor and patient’s age had no significant correlation with the type of the curve (P-Value > 0.05). There was also no particularity between the size of tumor and patient’s age and pathological results. It was finally shown that no significant correlation existed between the triple types of MRI enhancement curves and the results of pathology (P-Value > 0.05). The results of this research showed no significant correlation between enhancement curve and variables such as patient’s age, tumor pathology and size of tumor.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Tumor Pattern; Enhancement Curve; MRI

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