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Table 9 Diagnostic indices of T2-weighted MRI, contrast-enhanced MRI and combined MRI assessment in the detection of malignancy

From: Unilateral primary breast edema: Can T2-weighted images meet the diagnostic challenge?

  T2 WI
(95% CI)
DCE-MRI
(95% CI)
Combined assessment
(95% CI)
Sensitivity 83.9%
(66.3–94.6%)
80.7%
(62.5–92.6%)
100%
(88.8–100%)
Specificity 98.5%
(91.7–100%)
20.0%
(11.1–31.8%)
98.5%
(91.7–100%)
Positive predictive value 96.3%
(78.7–99.5%)
32.3%
(23.1–42.6%)
97%
(81.6–99.5%)
Negative predictive value 92.8%
(85.2–96.6%)
68.4%
(47.6–83.8%)
100%
Accuracy 93.8%
(86.9–97.7%)
39.6%
(29.8–50.1%)
99.0%
(94.3–100%)