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
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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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE