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Abstract #1483

The Use of Texture Analysis in the Grading of Breast Cancer on MR Images: Preliminary Findings

Shelley Waugh1, 2, Richard Lerski1, 2, Luc Bidaut2, Alastair Thompson, 23

1Medical Physics, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom; 2University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom; 3Department of Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, United Kingdom

This study considers the use of texture analysis in the grading of the two most common types of breast cancer- invasive ductal and infiltrative lobular cancers. It was believed that the underlying histological nature of cancer growth patterns used for staging would also result in textural features on MR imaging that could potentially allow classification between grades using computer-based texture analysis methods.