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Table 2 DCE-MRI features of TNBC compared to other subtypes of breast cancer (non-TNBC)

From: The value of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in differentiating triple-negative breast cancer from other subtypes

DCE-MRI parametersTNBC (%)Non-TNBC (%)P value
FGT  0.104
 A/almost entirely fatty120 
 B/scattered FGT5644 
 C/heterogenous FGT3248 
 D/extreme FGT08 
BPE  0.264
 Minimal4056 
 Mild3636 
 Moderate248 
Type of lesion enhanced  0.866
 Focus9.312.5 
 Mass60.556.3 
 NME30.231.3
Mass associated with NME  0.185
 Associated3216 
 Non-associated6884 
Mass/shape  0.008
 Oval7.77.4 
 Round30.83.7 
 Irregular61.588.9 
Mass/margin   
 Circumscribed30.811.1 
 Non-circumscribed (irregular or spiculated)69.288.90.078
Mass/internal enhancement  0.001
 Homogenous23.170.4 
 Heterogenous30.822.2 
 Rim enhancement46.27.4 
NME/distribution  0.833
 Focal30.840 
 Linear23.113.3 
 Segmental15.426.7 
 Regional15.413.3 
 Diffuse15.46.7 
NME/internal enhancement  0.450
 Homogenous46.226.7 
 Heterogenous30.853.3 
 Clumped23.120 
T2 signal intensity  < 0.001
 High62.816.7 
 Low34.979.2 
 Indistinct2.34.2 
T2 STIR signal intensity  < 0.001
 High86.035.4 
 Low11.660.4 
 Indistinct2.34.2 
Axillary lymph nodes  0.563
 Non-specific/not pathological28.032 
 Pathological72.068 
K. curve  0.673
 Type I: persistent16.716.2 
 Type II: plateau38.929.7 
 Type III: washout44.454.1