BREAST IMAGING

Benign Findings in Breast MRI

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on Benign Findings in Breast MRI

The current practice of breast imaging calls for using breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only on high-risk patients with appropriate indications to maximize cancer detection yield and minimize the false-positive…

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MRI of the Postoperative Breast

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on MRI of the Postoperative Breast

The breast undergoes significant anatomic and histologic changes after intervention. Posttreatment imaging findings have been thoroughly described for mammography and breast ultrasound, but only isolated descriptions of postsurgical breast changes…

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MRI for Breast Implant Evaluation

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on MRI for Breast Implant Evaluation

More than 2 million women in the United States have undergone breast implantation since the 1960s, either for cosmetic augmentation or breast reconstruction. During this time, both the silicone controversy…

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MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy

When a suspicious finding is seen on a breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination and other imaging and clinical examinations are negative, the only way to perform a biopsy of…

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MRI of High-Risk Breast Lesions

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on MRI of High-Risk Breast Lesions

Some benign pathologic entities of the breast, when diagnosed at image-guided core needle biopsies, have the potential to be upgraded to invasive carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) upon…

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MRI Features of Invasive Disease

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on MRI Features of Invasive Disease

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an important part of the work-up of patients with newly diagnosed breast cancers. Although no large studies have proved a survival advantage, and…

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Optimizing the Breast MRI Protocol

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on Optimizing the Breast MRI Protocol

Optimizing the breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol requires many decisions to be made about image acquisition techniques, types of pulse sequences, and sequence parameters used to control image quality…

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Computer-Aided Detection for Breast MRI

Oct 22, 2019 by in BREAST IMAGING Comments Off on Computer-Aided Detection for Breast MRI

Optimal breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretation depends on the image reader’s ability to both detect and accurately characterize contrast enhanced breast lesions. Detecting areas of enhancement involves the tedious…

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