Which changes on magnetic resonance mammography (breast MRI) are seen following chemotherapy?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Preeti Gupta, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Breast MRI is a useful tool to assess the tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. It has been shown that breast MRI correlates better with pathologic response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy than a clinical exam and conventional imaging methods. Chemotherapy does not produce the initial edema response seen with radiation therapy. [75]


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