Multimodality imaging of triple receptor-negative tumors with mammography, ultrasound, and MRI

Basak E. Dogan, Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, Michael Gilcrease, Mark J. Dryden, Wei Tse Yang

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OBJECTIVE. We retrospectively reviewed imaging findings for 44 patients with triple receptor-negative breast carcinomas on mammography, sonography, and MRI to determine the imaging characteristics of triple receptor-negative cancers that may improve diagnosis at the time of presentation. CONCLUSION. Despite their large size at presentation, triple receptor-negative cancers may be occult on mammography or sonography and frequently have benign or indeterminate features. MRI identified all triple receptor-negative cancers and showed features that had a high positive predictive value for malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1160-1166
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Breast cancer
  • Breast MRI
  • Mammography
  • Triple receptor negative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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