PURPOSE: To assess the utility of second-look ultrasound (US) for identifying and characterising incidental enhancing lesions detected by breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From among 655 consecutive breast MRI studies, 62 lesions (MRI visible, nonpalpable, occult at first-look US and mammography) were recommended for second-look US. MRI enhancement of lesions was mass-like in 59 cases (95%) and non-mass-like in three (5%). Forty-two lesions (68%) were </=10 mm; only three lesions (5%) were >20 mm. Of all lesions, the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) MRI category was highly suggestive of malignancy in six cases (10%), suspicious abnormality in 33 (53%) and probably benign in 23 (37%). The correlation between MRI lesion appearance, lesion size, histopathology findings and detection rate at second-look US were analysed. The reference standard was histopathology and/or follow-up (range 18-24 months). Statistical analysis was performed with the Fisher exact test. RESULTS: Second-look US identified 44 out of 62 (71%) lesions depicted at MRI. The detection rate at second-look US was higher for mass-like MRI lesions (75%) than nonmass-like lesions (0%), for lesion size >10mm (90%) and for BI-RADS 4 lesions (88%). Second-look US-guided biopsy detected 12 out of 17 (71%) malignant lesions. There was no correlation between the likelihood of carcinoma and the presence of a sonographic correlate. CONCLUSIONS: Second-look US is a reliable problemsolving tool in identifying and characterising most incidental MRI findings. It contributes to accurately selecting the cases in which MRI-guided biopsy is required.

Utility of second-look ultrasound in the management of incidental enhancing lesions detected by breast MR imaging

CARBOGNIN, Giovanni;GIRARDI, Veronica;BONETTI, Franco;POZZI MUCELLI, Roberto
2010-01-01

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess the utility of second-look ultrasound (US) for identifying and characterising incidental enhancing lesions detected by breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From among 655 consecutive breast MRI studies, 62 lesions (MRI visible, nonpalpable, occult at first-look US and mammography) were recommended for second-look US. MRI enhancement of lesions was mass-like in 59 cases (95%) and non-mass-like in three (5%). Forty-two lesions (68%) were 20 mm. Of all lesions, the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) MRI category was highly suggestive of malignancy in six cases (10%), suspicious abnormality in 33 (53%) and probably benign in 23 (37%). The correlation between MRI lesion appearance, lesion size, histopathology findings and detection rate at second-look US were analysed. The reference standard was histopathology and/or follow-up (range 18-24 months). Statistical analysis was performed with the Fisher exact test. RESULTS: Second-look US identified 44 out of 62 (71%) lesions depicted at MRI. The detection rate at second-look US was higher for mass-like MRI lesions (75%) than nonmass-like lesions (0%), for lesion size >10mm (90%) and for BI-RADS 4 lesions (88%). Second-look US-guided biopsy detected 12 out of 17 (71%) malignant lesions. There was no correlation between the likelihood of carcinoma and the presence of a sonographic correlate. CONCLUSIONS: Second-look US is a reliable problemsolving tool in identifying and characterising most incidental MRI findings. It contributes to accurately selecting the cases in which MRI-guided biopsy is required.
2010
Breast; Breast MRI; Incidental MRI findings; Second-look ultrasound; Targeted ultrasound
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