Can contrast-enhanced MR imaging predict survival in breast cancer?

Bóné, Beáta and K. Szabó, Botond and Perbeck, L. G. and Veress, B. and Aspelin, Peter (2003) Can contrast-enhanced MR imaging predict survival in breast cancer? ACTA RADIOLOGICA, 44 (4). pp. 373-378. ISSN 0284-1851


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PURPOSE: To investigate the value of pre-operative contrast-enhanced MR imaging (CE-MRI) in predicting the disease-free and overall survival in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 50 consecutive patients with histopathologically verified primary breast cancer who pre-operatively underwent CE-MRI examination between 1992 and 1993. A three-time point MR examination was performed where the enhancement rates (C1 and C2), signal enhancement ratio (SER=C1/C2) and washout (W=C1-C2) were calculated. The relation of these MR parameters to disease-free and overall survival was investigated. The median follow-up for surviving patients was 95 months. Univariate and multivariate statistical analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of different factors on prediction of survival. RESULTS: Of the MR parameters examined at univariate analysis, increased C1 (p=0.029), W (p=0.0081) and SER values (p=0.0081) were significantly associated with shorter disease-free survival, and only C1 (p=0.016) was related significantly to overall survival. Multivariate analysis for disease-free survival showed that the SER (p=0.014) and tumor size (p=0.001) were significant and independent predictors. Age (p=0.003), lymph node status (p=0.014), tumor size (p=0.039) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen index (p=0.053) remained independently associated with overall survival at multivariate analysis. C1 was not confirmed as an independent predictor of overall survival. CONCLUSION: Our findings support the presumption that CE-MRI is useful in predicting the disease-free survival in patients with breast cancer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Time Factors; Survival Analysis; Prognosis; Predictive Value of Tests; Multivariate Analysis; Middle Aged; Magnetic Resonance Imaging/*methods; Humans; Follow-Up Studies; Female; Disease-Free Survival; Contrast Media; Breast Neoplasms/*mortality/*pathology
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 07:37
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 07:37

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