Multiparametric MRI Perfects Optimally For Suspected Breast Cancer, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (4/13, Forrest) reports that “dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI-MRI) each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions,” but the “optimal approach is multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology.” The article says researchers led by Dr. Katja Pinker, PhD, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Austria’s Medical University of Vienna, “evaluated the performance of DCE-MRI, DWI-MRI, and a combination of the two techniques as mpMRI in more than 100 patients,” and found that mpMRI was the most effective option “as it compensated for the deficiencies of each technique.”

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