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Table 1 Association between histological subtypes of breast cancer

From: Radiologic-pathologic correlation in breast cancer: do MRI biomarkers correlate with pathologic features and molecular subtypes?

  DCIS χ2 analysis
p-value
Invasive carcinoma
no special type
χ2 analysis p-value ILC χ2 analysis
p-value
No. of patients   15   122   19  
Tumour size Median (mm)
Range (mm)
38
7–72
  20
6–90
  26
8–100
 
 ≥ 2 cm   10/15 0.429 65/122 0.071 14/19 0.118
T2 intensity Hypointensity
Isointensity
Hyperintensity
0/15
12/15
3/15
< 0.001 55/122
30/122
37/122
0.015a 9/19
5/19
5/19
0.833
Mass enhancement   2/15 < 0.001 102/122  < 0.001 12/19 0.233
Rim enhancement   0/2 0.292 39/102 0.079 2/12 0.153
Intralesional necrosis   0/15 0.001 53/122 0.035 8/19 0.775
Perilesional oedema   6/15 0.358 67/122 0.085 7/19 0.179
Axillary adenopathy   0/15 0.003 48/122 0.007 5/19 0.452
Intensity-to-time curve Type I
Type II
Type III
1/15
5/15
9/15
0.801 10/122
31/122
81/122
0.877 2/19
5/19
12/19
0.932
ADC value Very low
Low
Intermediate
3/10
6/10
1/10
0.055 70/111
39/111
2/111
0.144 7/14
7/14
0/14
0.575
Extent of disease Unifocal
Multifocal
Multicentric
7/15
0/15
8/15
0.018 a 55/122
39/122
28/122
0.02 9/19
2/19
8/19
0.170
  1. aBonferroni’s post hoc analysis found no significance.  ADC Apparent diffusion coefficient, DCIS Ductal carcinoma in situ, ILC Invasive lobular carcinoma