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Chonnam Med J. 2017 May;53(2):133-139. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4068/cmj.2017.53.2.133
Choi BB , Kim SH , Park CS , Jung NY .
Department of Radiology, Chungnam University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary' Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. rad-ksh@catholic.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Korea.
Abstract

Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is the second most common kind of breast cancer. Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) are functional modalities for presenting the biological characteristics of breast cancer. The purpose of this article is to study the relationship between DWI or PET/CT and ILC's prognostic factors. The relationship between the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, standard uptake value (SUV)max and prognostic factors of ILC were statistically evaluated. The ADC values were lower in mass types of ILC. SUVmax was statistically higher in grade 3 and 4 background parenchymal enhancement and positive lymph node metastasis. ADC values of DWI and SUVmax of PET/CT can be helpful in the prediction of the prognosis of ILC.

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