IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 50 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog5006115
Open Access Systematic Review
Meta-Analysis of Abbreviated MRI Scanning Reveals a High Specificity and Sensitivity in Detecting Breast Cancer
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1 Department of Interventional Medicine, Wuhan Third Hospital-Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University, 430070 Wuhan, Hubei, China
2 Department of Radiology, Tian Jin Fifth’s Central Hospital, 300450 Tianjin, China
3 Centre for Molecular Biology, Central University of Jammu, 181143 Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department Radiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Hubei General Hospital, 430070 Wuhan, Hubei, China
5 Department of General Surgery, The People’s Hospital of Dazu, Chongqing, 402360 Chongqing, China
*Correspondence: (Qiang Liu)
These authors contributed equally.
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2023, 50(6), 115;
Submitted: 22 November 2022 | Revised: 13 February 2023 | Accepted: 15 February 2023 | Published: 26 May 2023
Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Background: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy and the leading cause of mortality among women. Various diagnostic tools for early diagnosis and tumor progression detection have helped patients receive precise and timely treatment. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the accuracy of abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging (ABB-MRI) data in the diagnosis of BC. Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Comparative Meta-Analysis for Diagnostic Test Accuracy (PRISMA-DTA) guidelines were followed to perform the meta-analysis. Data from articles published in the last 5 years reporting ABB-MRI as a diagnostic tool were collected by searching the relevant databases using multiple subject keywords and free words. Meta-Disc 1.4 software was used to analyze the data and plot the relevant graphs. Results: We identified 1250 articles while searching the relevant electronic databases. After removing duplicate studies and data, the titles and abstracts of 1149 studies were reviewed. A total of 18 publications that satisfied the inclusion criteria were finally included in the meta-analysis. The calculated pooled specificity and sensitivity were 0.90 and 0.87, respectively. This study confirms the ABB-MRI protocol’s high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity in malignant breast cancer detection. Conclusions: Abbreviated MRI seems to function as a useful supplement because it is highly sensitive and specific, on par with the full MRI scan, as shown in multiple independent studies as well as this pooled analysis. These findings confirm the utility of ABB-MRI in the accurate detection of malignant BC lesions in high-risk women that cannot be detected by mammography or ultrasound.

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