3T MRI of the breast with computer aided diagnosis, can it help to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures???
Objective: This study aimed to check the sensitivity of multiple newly developed 3T MRI breast sequences using CAD software, in pre sampling diagnosis of breast cancer, in an attempt to minimize unnecessary invasive sampling or surgical procedures.
Patients and methods: This was a prospective study, included 120 female patients, presented with debatable or malignancy suspected mammo-sonographic results. The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee in Al-Mana General Hospital.
Results: 36 patients’ tumors were reported as benign and 84 were reported as malignant. Biopsy approved 33 tumors as benign and 87 as malignant tumors. These results gave indices of 93.1% sensitivity and 90.9% specificity.
Conclusion: 3T MRI breast with CAD is very sensitive imaging tool, that can help to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures.
Keywords: 3T MRI breast; Multiple sequences; DWI; DCE; CAD; MIP