Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of inflammatory breast cancer prior to and after neoadjuvant treatment

Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2017

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van Uden DJP, et al. (2017) Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Assessment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Prior to and After Neoadjuvant Treatment. Breast Care (Basel), 12(4):224-229. doi: 10.1159/000475745.

BACKGROUND:
The aim of this study was to describe the dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) features of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) and to assess the value of DCE-MRI for the prediction of pathological complete response (pCR).
CONCLUSION:
IBC is characterized on MRI by skin changes and non-mass-like enhancement. Radiological complete response seems indicative of pCR in IBC and non-IBC. Size estimation of residual disease in IBC appears to be inaccurate.

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