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Clinical Application of Multidetector Row Computed Tomography in Patient With Breast Cancer

Kang, Doo Kyoung MD*; Kim, Min Ji MD*; Jung, Yong Sik MD†; Yim, Hyunee MD‡

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: July/August 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - pp 583-598
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31815074ce
Breast Imaging: Review Article

Although multidetector row computed tomography is not the primary method of evaluating breast cancer, it could be performed as an excellent alternative, especially in the presence of magnetic resonance contraindications. Moreover, computed tomography can still have an important role in evaluation of nodal status, thoracic invasion, and distant metastasis because of the large area covered in a single examination. Our experience together with literature indicates that multidetector row computed tomography is a powerful supplementary method for evaluation of patients with breast cancer.

From the Department of *Diagnostic Radiology, †General Surgery, and ‡Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Kyongi-do, South Korea.

Received for publication April 23, 2007; accepted July 9, 2007.

Reprints: Doo Kyoung Kang, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ajou University School of Medicine, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Kyongi-do 442-749, South Korea (e-mail: kdklsm@ajou.ac.kr).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.