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Abstract #2479

Can Diffusion Weighted Imaging/Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Mapping and Dynamic Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Provide Histological Phenotyping of Breast Cancer in Basal and Luminal Subtypes?

Michael A. Jacobs1, Riham H. El Khouli2, Katarzyna J. Macura1, Sarah Mezban1, Ihab Kamel1, David A. Bluemke2

1The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States; 2Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States

By using a combined DWI/ADC and DCE approach to investigate histological characteristics of breast cancer a better understanding of breast cancer aggressiveness can be realized. Functional imaging such as DWI and DCE-MR is feasible and thus, combined DWI/ADC mapping, and DCE-MR provides radiological biomarkers of molecular environment and could provide targets for image-guided biopsy of highly aggressive tumor regions.