What is the differential diagnosis of lesions seen with magnetic resonance mammography?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Preeti Gupta, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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If early rapid enhancement due to neovascularity were unique to malignant tissues, breast MRI would be the standard in clinical practice today. Unfortunately, such enhancement is not specific, and several benign conditions may enhance in a fashion similar to cancer. Conversely, a small percentage of malignancies either enhance identically to benign breast parenchyma or, rarely, do not enhance at all.


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