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Molybdenum target X-ray examination and multimodality MRI in the diagnosis of breast cancer

  • Zongzhang Huang1
  • Jian Xu2
  • Bintian Huang1
  • Yilin Chen1,*,

1Department of Radiology, Ningbo Yinzhou No. 2 Hospital, 315000 Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

2Department of Radiology, Ningbo Women and Children’s Hospital, 315012 Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

DOI: 10.22514/ejgo.2023.064 Vol.44,Issue 4,August 2023 pp.118-123

Submitted: 03 April 2023 Accepted: 18 May 2023

Published: 15 August 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Yilin Chen E-mail:


Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases, with a high mortality rate, affecting mostly females. This study aims to assess the diagnostic value of Molybdenum target X-ray examination and multimodality Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in breast cancer diagnosis. A total of 60 patients with suspected breast cancer were screened and included in the study. All patients underwent Molybdenum target X-ray and multimodality MRI, and the results were compared to pathological examination, which served as the reference standard for evaluating the diagnostic efficacy of the different screening methods. Molybdenum target X-ray examination identified 19 positive cases and 41 negative cases. Comparatively, multimodality MRI detected 43 positive cases and 17 negative cases. Compared to Molybdenum target X-ray, multimodality MRI demonstrated higher diagnostic accuracy, specificity, and sensitivity. Further analysis revealed that among the 45 positive patients, 13 were classified as stage 1, 20 as stage 2, 9 as stage 3, and 3 as stage 4. The pathological types were categorized as invasive ductal carcinoma, intraductal carcinoma, and ductal carcinoma in situ, with 25, 6 and 14 cases, respectively. Intraductal carcinoma exhibited higher levels of enhancement rate and signal enhancement ratio, as well as shorter peak time, compared to the other two types. No significant difference was observed between invasive ductal carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ. In the clinical diagnosis of breast cancer, multimodality MRI examination proves to be more comprehensive and accurate in determining the tumor’s nature and the type of disease, with significant clinical value in the field.


Molybdenum target X-ray; Multimodality MRI; Breast cancer; Diagnostic efficacy

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Zongzhang Huang,Jian Xu,Bintian Huang,Yilin Chen. Molybdenum target X-ray examination and multimodality MRI in the diagnosis of breast cancer. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2023. 44(4);118-123.


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