MRIs more accurate than mammograms but expensive

Eggertson, Laura
October 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/12/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p840
Academic Journal
Focuses on two studies which investigated the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting early breast cancer. Procedures of the studies; Costs of an MRI scan compared to a mammogram; Disadvantages of mammography.


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