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Abstract #2130

Quantitative analysis of background parenchymal enhancement in whole breast on MRI: influence of menstrual cycle and comparison with qualitative analysis

Tae Hee Kim1, Doo Kyoung Kang1, Sun Young Park1, and Joo Sung Sun1

1Radiology, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea, Republic of

We quantitatively analyzed the background parenchymal enhancement of whole breast on MRI using in-house software with MATLAB.

The mean values of BPE were well correlated with qualitative grades of BPE.

The mean and ninety percentile values of BPE were lowest in 2nd week of menstrual cycle and highest in 4th week with statistical significance (p=0.005 for mean values and p=0.003 for nienty percentile, respectively).

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