Diagnostic role of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in differentiating Breast Lesions.

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Hussein Abed Dakhil
Ahmed Mohamedbaqer Easa
Ammar Yaser Hussein
Raad Ajeel Bustan
Hayder Suhail Najm


DCE, MRI, breast cancer, differentiation, benign and malignant.


Objective: this study aimed to assess the Diagnostic role of dynamic contrast-enhanced Perfusion weighted image (DCE-PWI) in the differentiation of benign from malignant breast lesions.

Patients and methods: The study comprised 32 women who had mammography and/or breast ultrasonography findings that were clinically questionable. All patients were fasting during the MRI test to avoid nausea or vomiting from the contrast medium.

Result: in our, study we observed the form of the dynamic curve (time and signal intensity curve) type I (persistent curve) was noted in 12 lesions (37.5%): 10 lesions were benign and 2 lesions were malignant; while type II (plateau curve) was noted in 8 lesions (25%): 3 lesions were benign and 5 lesions were malignant, and type III (washout curve) noted in 12 lesions (37.5%): 1 lesion was benign and 11 lesions were malignant.

Conclusion: the dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging perfusion technique play important role in Differentiate between benign and malignant tumours in breast cancer.

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