Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Brain Metastases in Patients with Breast Cancer According to Molecular Subtypes.

Yurtsever İ. , Sari L., Gultekin M. A. , Toprak H., Turk H. M. , Aliyev A., ...More

Current medical imaging, vol.17, pp.120-128, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573405616666200621195655
  • Title of Journal : Current medical imaging
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-128
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, molecular subgroup, brain metastases, diffusion tensor imaging, fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), radial diffusivity (RD), COEFFICIENT VALUES, PROGNOSTIC-FACTORS, DIFFERENTIATION, CARCINOMA, NECROSIS, BENIGN


Background and Purpose: Recent studies have shown that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters are used to follow the patients with breast cancer and correlate well as a prognostic parameter of breast cancer. However, as far as we know, there is no data to compare the DTI features of breast cancer brain metastases according to molecular subtypes in the literature. Our aim is to evaluate whether there are any differences in DTI parameters of brain metastases in patients with breast cancer according to molecular subtypes.