A new MRI technique, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), calculates the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), which is a measure of how water moves through tissue, could reduce false positives in studies looking for breast cancer.  The research shows that DWI is promising in being able to distinguish between benign and malignant tumors. 

 “We were excited to see the number of false positives that could be reduced through this approach,” Dr. Partridge said, a research associate professor at the University of Washington.  They are continuing to research these findings and planning a multicenter trail to validate the findings.

 Read more about the DWI technique and Dr. Partridge’s study