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Table 1 Diagnostic performance of MRI, MR-guided NIRST, and MRI combined with NIRST

From: Addition of T2-guided optical tomography improves noncontrast breast magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis

  MRI MRI-guided NIRST Combined MRI and NIRST
DCE T2 + DWI DCE-guided T2-guided MRI DCE + DCE-guided MRI T2 + DWI + T2-guided
P values <0.001 <0.001 0.001 <0.001 0.001 0.002
AUC 0.81 0.88 0.90 0.91 0.94 0.95
Sensitivity 0.94 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.94
Specificity 0.63 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.88 1
Accuracy 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.96
  1. n = 24 patients
  2. P values result from statistical tests of the mean diagnostic parameter in benign versus malignant cases classified by pathology
  3. AUC area under the curve, DCE dynamic contrast-enhanced, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, NIRST near-infrared spectral tomography