Quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging as an adjunct to conventional breast MRI for improved positive predictive value.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


AJR. American journal of roentgenology, Volume 193, Issue 6, p.1716-22 (2009)


2009, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Biopsy, Breast Neoplasms, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Contrast Media, Diagnosis, Differential, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Female, Gadolinium DTPA, Humans, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Middle Aged, Predictive Value of Tests, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Retrospective Studies, Shared Resources, Statistics, Nonparametric


The purpose of our study was to investigate whether adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) could improve the positive predictive value (PPV) of breast MRI.