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Abstract #0582

Quantitative DWI for Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Breast Lesions: The Influence of the Choice of B-Values

Nicky HGM Peters1, Koen L. Vincken2, Maurice A.A.J. van den Bosch1, Peter R. Luijten2, Willem PThM Mali1, Lambertum W. Bartels2

1Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

The ADC varies with the choice of different b-values. However, the diagnostic performance is not affected by the choice of b-values. The results imply that to differentiate benign from malignant breast lesions, the choice of b-values is not important. However, when the ADC value is compared to reported ADC threshold values in literature, the b-values should be taken into account.