DW-MRI of the breast: a pictorial review

Durur-Subasi I.

Insights into Imaging, vol.10, no.1, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13244-019-0745-3
  • Journal Name: Insights into Imaging
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Breast, Diffusion-weighted imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In the current era of breast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has an important role. To get its specificity better, some supporting or cooperative tools might be needed. The search for new methods continues and non-contrast MRI trials are seen. With the shorter and easier acquisition, no need for contrast material, diffusion-weighted (DW)-MRI could be the best collaborator. This pictorial review aims to give an overview of the DW-MRI of the breast by means of a set of specially selected cases.