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Correlation between electrical conductivity and apparent diffusion coefficient in breast cancer: effect of necrosis on magnetic resonance imaging

Authors
 Soo-Yeon Kim  ;  Jaewook Shin  ;  Dong-Hyun Kim  ;  Eun-Kyung Kim  ;  Hee Jung Moon  ;  Jung Hyun Yoon  ;  Jai Kyung You  ;  Min Jung Kim 
Citation
 European Radiology, Vol.28(8) : 3204-3214, 2018 
Journal Title
 European Radiology 
ISSN
 0938-7994 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
Breast ; Breast cancer ; Diagnostic imaging ; Electric conductivity ; Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between conductivity and ADC in invasive ductal carcinoma according to the presence of necrosis on MRI. METHODS: Eighty-one women with invasive ductal carcinoma ≥1 cm on T2-weighted fast spin echo sequence of preoperative MRI were included. Phase-based MR electric properties tomography was used to reconstruct conductivity. Mean ADC was measured. Necrosis was defined as an area with very high T2 signal intensity. The relationship between conductivity and ADC was examined using Spearman's correlation coefficient (r). Multiple linear regression analysis was performed to identify factors associated with conductivity or ADC. RESULTS: In the total group, conductivity showed negative correlation with ADC (r = -0.357, p = 0.001). This correlation was maintained in the subgroup without necrosis (n = 53, r = -0.455, p = 0.001), but not in the subgroup with necrosis (n = 28, r = -0.080, p = 0.687). The correlation between the two parameters was different according to necrosis (r = -0.455 vs -0.080, p = 0.047). HER2 enriched subtype was independently associated with conductivity (p = 0.029). Necrosis on MRI was independently associated with ADC (p = 0.027). CONCLUSIONS: Conductivity shows negative correlation with ADC that is abolished by the presence of necrosis on MRI. KEY POINTS: • Electric conductivity showed negative correlation with ADC • However, the correlation was abolished by the presence of necrosis on MRI • HER2-enriched subtype was independently associated with conductivity • Necrosis on MRI was independently associated with ADC.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/163192
Full Text
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00330-017-5291-0
DOI
10.1007/s00330-017-5291-0
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiology (영상의학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김민정(Kim, Min Jung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4949-1237
김은경(Kim, Eun-Kyung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3368-5013
문희정(Moon, Hee Jung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5643-5885
윤정현(Yoon, Jung Hyun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2100-3513
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