MRI Case 27

What is the delayed phase kinetic curve assessment?


  • Decreasing signal intensity after peak enhancement is reached 
  • < 10% of the initial enhancement
  • Indicates a suspicious finding
  • Seen with cancers and some benign findings as well i.e., lymph nodes and fat necrosis

Related Radiology Article: Macura KJ, Ouwerkerk R, Jacobs MA, Bluemke DA. Patterns of enhancement on breast MR images: interpretation and imaging pitfalls. Radiographics. 2006 Nov;26(6):1719-34.