TITLE

Pearls and pitfalls in breast MRI

AUTHOR(S)
Millet, I.; Pages, E.; Hoa, D.; Merigeaud, S.; Curros Doyon, F.; Prat, X.; Taourel, P.
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
British Journal of Radiology;Mar2012, Vol. 85 Issue 1011, p197
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
At our academic institution, we have noticed repeated examples of both false-positive and false-negative MR diagnoses in breast cancer. The most common diagnostic errors in interpreting MRI of the breast are discussed in this review and experience-based advice is provided to avoid similar mistakes. The most common reasons for false-positive diagnoses are misinterpretation of artefacts, confusion between normal enhancing structures and tumours and, above all, insufficient use of the American College of Radiology breast imaging reporting and data system lexicon, whereas false-negative diagnoses are made as a result of missed tiny enhancement, a background-enhancing breast, or enhancement interpreted as benign rather than malignant.
ACCESSION #
74008855

 

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