2020, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C
Clinical profile of patients subjected for DCE-MRI and DWI for suspicious breast lesions
Dr. Raghavendra Temkar V and Dr. Bagyam Raghavan
In India, it is the second most common cancer after carcinoma cervix. However, its incidence is rising and it has already surpassed the incidence of carcinoma cervix in metros like Delhi with age adjusted incidence of 29.0 per 100,000 per year in the year 2003. Breast cancer is a major health issue in women and the stage (extent of a cancer in the body) of the cancer at the time of diagnosis, determines the treatment options and also has a strong influence on the length of survival. All the patients were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Informed consent was taken from each patient included in the study. Breast MR imaging was performed within days 7–14 of the menstrual cycle for premenopausal women. A thorough clinical history was taken. All the patients were explained about the procedure to make them comfortable. Various indications for which the patients were referred for MRI of the breast in our study were as follows: mass (51 0f 62 patients; 82.2%) detected in mammogram, ultrasound or clinical examination; focal asymmetry on mammogram (4 of 62 patients; 6.5%); 2 (3.2%) patients had bloody nipple discharge; 2 (3.2%) patients presented with mastalgia; 2 (3.2%) patients had nipple eczema; one (1.6%) patient had breast swelling.
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Dr. Raghavendra Temkar V, Dr. Bagyam Raghavan. Clinical profile of patients subjected for DCE-MRI and DWI for suspicious breast lesions. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2020;3(1):184-187. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2020.v3.i1c.70