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Background uptake of breast-specific gamma imaging: correlation with mammographic breast density and background enhancement of breast MRI

  • Mi Young Kim
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    Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Nami Choi
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 120-1 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, 143-914, Korea. Tel.: +82 2 2030 5514; fax: +82 2 2030 5549.
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    Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Sung Min Ko
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    Department of Radiology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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  • Hyun Woo Chung
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    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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      Abstract

      Purpose

      To investigate the relationship between background uptake of breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) mammographic breast density and background enhancement of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

      Materials and methods

      The level and texture of background uptake of BSGI, mammographic breast density, and background enhancement of breast MRI are retrospectively reviewed in 104 patients.

      Results

      Heterogeneous and increased background uptake of BSGI was significantly correlated with high mammographic breast density (P=.016, P=.001) and increased background enhancement of breast MRI (P=.015, P=.017).

      Conclusion

      Interpreting BSGI of women showing high mammographic breast density or background enhancement of breast MRI needs to be carried out with caution.

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