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Abstract #4537

Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Breast: Can It Decrease the Number of Unneeded Biopsies?

Wafaa Raafat Abdel Hamid1, Lobna Rashed Ezz El Arab, Mona Ahmed Mohamed2, Yasser Abdel Azim Abbas

1Radiodiagnosis, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; 2Johns Hopkins University school of medicine

Classic magnetic resonance imaging is based on the enhancement pattern of lesions in dynamic breast MRI and morphologic changes. However, there is an overlap of these criteria with benign lesions. Accordingly, problematic cases have always been subjected to biopsies and histopathological verification. In our work we are shedding light on the added value of Diffusion Weighted Imaging and ADC values in differentiating between benign and malignant breast lesions, with a major goal of sparing patients the invasiveness and complications of unneeded biopsies.