J Cancer 2014; 5(7):585-589. doi:10.7150/jca.9785

Research Paper

3.0T MR-CAD: Clinical Value in Diagnosis of Breast Tumor Compared with Conventional MRI

Yu-Hui Liu, Liang Xu, Li-Heng Liu, Xiao-Shan Liu, Zhong-Yu Hou, Dong-Liang Hou, Zhao-Qiu Chen, Wen-Wu Li, Yong Huang

Department of Radiology, Shandong Tumor Hospital, Affiliated to Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan 250017, China

Abstract

Purpose: to explore the clinical value of 3.0T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging compared with computer-aided MR diagnosis (MR-CAD) in differential diagnosis of benign and malignant breast tumors.

Materials and Methods: MRI method and MR-CAD method was used in the diagnosis of a total of 93 breast lesions of 78 patients, based on the morphological and time-intensity-curve (TIC) analysis. The accuracy of the two modalities in differentiating malignant and benign breast tumor was compared.

Results: MR-CAD method yielded a statistically better accuracy than MRI method. For 51 mass-like lesions, MRI and MR-CAD had no difference in diagnosing accuracy, but MR-CAD had better accuracy in 42 non-mass-like lesions.

Conclusion: MR-CAD had a notable advantage over MRI in differential diagnosis of benign and malignant breast tumors, especially non-mass-like tumor.

Keywords: 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging, computer-aided MR diagnosis

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Liu YH, Xu L, Liu LH, Liu XS, Hou ZY, Hou DL, Chen ZQ, Li WW, Huang Y. 3.0T MR-CAD: Clinical Value in Diagnosis of Breast Tumor Compared with Conventional MRI. J Cancer 2014; 5(7):585-589. doi:10.7150/jca.9785. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v05p0585.htm