Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Researchers Use Breast MRI Technique Without Contrast To Detect Cancer.

Aunt Minnie (2/20, Forrest) reports that German researchers have developed a breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer – without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology. “[The] model ... reduces false-positive results by 70% in lesions classified as BI-RADS 4 or 5 at screening mammography while retaining sensitivity greater than 98%,” wrote the researchers, adding, “Since malignant lesions disrupt the tissue structures at this level, diffusion kurtosis might serve as a relevant marker of changes.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, February, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 4137


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