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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011;1:48. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.85655. Epub 2011 Oct 3.

Breast MR Imaging: What the Radiologist Needs to Know.

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Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast is being performed more frequently to improve primary and recurrent tumor detection, characterization, and response to therapy. Sensitivity of this test approaches 90% and the specificity ranges from 37% to 100%. We present a concise tutorial for the general radiologist with a pictorial review of common lesions identified with breast MRI.

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Benign; MRI; breast; malignant

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