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Abstract #4565

Breast MRI combined with clinicopathologic characteristics for Preoperative Prediction of Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer

Mei Xue1, Lizhi Xie2, and Jing Li3
1Radiology, Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, 2GE Healthcare, MR Research China, Beijing, Beijing, China, 3Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Accurate identiļ¬cation of axillary lymph node(ALN) involvement in patients with breast cancer is crucial for prognosis and treatment strategy decisions. We developed a clinical model based on breast MR imaging and clinicopathologic characteristics to predict ALN metastasis. Our findings suggest that the clinicopathological features of breast tumor are highly correlated with axillary lymph node metastasis. It can be used to assist clinicians to predict LN metastasis non-invasively.

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