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Table 7 Ultrasonography findings versus DCE characterization of BI-RADS 4A patients

From: Magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of indeterminate breast (BIRADS 3 & 4A) in a general population

Appearance of ultrasound findings DCE characterization
Ultrasound nodules: 63  
Circumscribed nodules: 54 Non-enhanced nodules: 16
  Persistent-enhanced nodules: 17
  Plateau-enhanced nodules: 6
  Wash-out nodules: 1
  Simple cysts: 5
  Hemorrhagic cyst: 1
  Hamartoma: 2
  Nodular fat tissue without enhancement: 1
  Without representation: 5
Nodules with enlargement: 6 Persistent-enhanced nodules: 4
  Plateau-enhanced nodules: 1
  Without representation: 1
New nodules: 3 Non-enhanced nodules: 2
  Complex cyst: 1
Simple cysts: 20 Simple cysts: 15
  Without representation: 5
Ductal ectasia: 4 Ductal ectasia: 2
  Ductal ectasia with proteinaceous content: 2
Intraductal papilloma: 1 Intraductal papilloma: 1
Complex cyst: 1 Complex cyst with plateau enhancement: 1
Asymmetries: 2 Without representation: 2
Findings detected only at MRI: 32 Persistent-enhanced nodules: 3
  Plateau-enhanced nodules: 2
  Clusters of microcysts: 2
  Simple cysts: 16
  Hemorrhagic cyst: 1
  Intramammary ganglion: 4
  Ductal ectasia: 3
  Fat necrosis: 1