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Contrast-enhanced MR imaging in patients with BI-RADS 3-5 microcalcifications.

Authors
  • Cilotti, A
  • Iacconi, C
  • Marini, C
  • Moretti, M
  • Mazzotta, D
  • Traino, C
  • Naccarato, A G
  • Piagneri, V
  • Giaconi, C
  • Bevilacqua, G
  • Bartolozzi, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Radiologia medica
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2007
Volume
112
Issue
2
Pages
272–286
Identifiers
PMID: 17361370
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mammography and stereotactic biopsy still remain the only techniques for characterising microcalcifications. MRI cannot be considered a diagnostic tool for evaluating microcalcifications. It is, however, useful for identifying DCIS with more aggressive histological grades. An important application of MRI in patients with DCIS associated with suspicious microcalcifications could be to evaluate disease extension after a microhistological diagnosis of malignancy, as it allows a more accurate presurgical planning.

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