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Clinical research progress of abbreviated breast MRI in breast cancer
WANG Yumei  TIAN Jiahe  ZHANG Lina  WANG Jian 

Cite this article as: WANG Y M, TIAN J H, ZHANG L N, et al. Clinical research progress of abbreviated breast MRI in breast cancer[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(7): 186-191. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.034.

[Abstract] Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in women, and the incidence of breast cancer is increasing year by year, which seriously threatens women's life and health. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients. Conventional multi-sequence MRI is expensive and takes a long time for scanning, post-processing and reading by physicians, which limits the wide application of MRI in clinical practice. Abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MRI) is expected to solve practical clinical problems. AB-MRI protocol is more acceptable to patients and has a promising future as a screening method for breast cancer. So far, the preoperative application of AB-MRI to evaluate the degree of breast cancer disease and neoadjuvant chemotherapy response is still insufficient, and more large-scale prospective studies are still needed. This paper summarizes the concept of AB-MRI, its sequence design and clinical application. It includes the screening of breast cancer in different risk groups, the differentiation of benign and malignant breast tumors, the preoperative staging of breast cancer, and the evaluation of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and other clinical applications. The purpose is to help radiologists strengthen their understanding and application of AB-MRI scheme, and help improve the level of accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
[Keywords] breast cancer;magnetic reonance imaging;abbreviated breast MRI;breast cancer screening;tumor staging;neoadjuvant chemotherapy

WANG Yumei1, 2   TIAN Jiahe3   ZHANG Lina1*   WANG Jian2  

1 Department of Radiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, China

2 Department of Imaging, the First People's Hospital of Jinzhou District, Dalian 116100, China

3 Zhongshan College of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116085, China

Corresponding author: Zhang LN, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Continuing Education Teaching Reform Research project of Liaoning Adult Education Association (No. LCYJGZXYB22100); General Project of "Peak Climbing Plan" of Dalian City Key Specialty of Medicine (No. 2022DF042); General Project of Teaching Reform Research of Dalian Medical University (No. DYLX21036).
Received  2022-11-12
Accepted  2023-04-11
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.034
Cite this article as: WANG Y M, TIAN J H, ZHANG L N, et al. Clinical research progress of abbreviated breast MRI in breast cancer[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(7): 186-191. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.07.034.

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