Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Kurt S. Zaenker
Institute of Immunology and Experimental Oncology University Witten/Herdecke
Stockumerstraße 10, 58448 Witten
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Imaging Intraductal Carcinoma

Author(s): Susan Weinstein.

Abstract:

Intraductal carcinoma (DCIS) was once an uncommon disease. Today, DCIS represents 20-30% of breast cancers that are diagnosed. Mammography has been the gold standard in detecting DCIS, however recent evidence demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be superior to mammography in detecting DCIS. In addition, MRI may be able to detect high grade, mammographically occult DCIS that are more likely to progress on to become invasive carcinoma.

Keywords: Breast Cancer, DCIS, Detection, Mammography, MRI

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2012
Page: [172 - 176]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157339412802653119
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