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Table 2 The most significant diagnostic MR features for differentiation of mucinous carcinomas and fibroadenomas

From: Role of multi-parametric MRI in the differentiation between mucinous breast carcinoma and fibroadenoma

  Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) PPV (%) NPV (%) Accuracy (%)
Irregular shape 81.1 52.6 76.9 58.8 71.4
Non-circumscribed margin 86.5 68.4 84.2 72.2 80.3
T2 Signal intensity 100 27.03 41.3 100 51.8
Homogenous enhancement 91.9 89.5 94.4 85 91.1
Heterogeneous enhancement 91.9 21.1 69.4 57.1 66.1
Rim enhancement 31.6 100 100 72.3 75.5
Enhancing internal septations 36.8 100 100 73.9 77.4
Dynamic curve 94.7 78.3 96.6 69.2 83.9
 Type 1 78.3 94.74 96.6 69.2 83.9
 Type 2 78.4 57.2 78.4 57.2 71.4
 Type 3 100 36.8 75.5 100 78.6
Dark internal septations 89.4 78.3 68 93.5 82.1