Friday, 22 August 2008

From Aunt - Breast MRI

Breast MRI is one of the most exciting clinical applications in medical imaging. But many questions remain, such as how it's being used in a clinical environment, in particular during breast screening.
A new study by a multicenter U.S. group answers many of these questions and is the subject of an article in our Women's Imaging Digital Community by staff writer Kate Madden Yee.
The study found that evaluating known malignant disease before treatment was the most common indication for breast MRI, followed by workup for suspicious lesions found on mammography or ultrasound. In a screening role, the most common application for breast MRI is to screen BRCA-positive women, who are known to be at higher risk of developing cancer.
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