Accession Number : ADA338810

Title :   Signal Enhancement Ratios (SERs) in Breast Carcinomas Measured by 3D Contrast-MRI and Verified by Histopathology

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 27 Sep 96-26 Sep 97

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO

Personal Author(s) : Hylton, Nola

PDF Url : ADA338810

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Our work in breast MRI has focused on an imaging technique and analysis method, directed toward defining the extent of malignant lesions in patients with confirmed breast carcinoma. We developed a 3-point contrast-MRI method to maximize anatomic (sensitivity) and biologic (specificity) information in a single exam. Preliminary studies suggested a relationship between SER value and tumor grade for invasive carcinomas. The focus of this work is to verify these findings in a larger population and investigate the potential of SER as a non-invasive prognostic marker.

Descriptors :   *THREE DIMENSIONAL, *HISTOPATHOLOGY, *BREAST CANCER, *MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, RATIOS, OPTIMIZATION, NEOPLASMS, SIGNALS, IMAGES, MAMMARY GLANDS, MAMMOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE