Magnetic resonance imaging was more sensitive than mammography for detecting breast cancer in high-risk women

Klijn, J.G.
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
The article reports that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was more sensitive than mammography for detecting breast cancer in high-risk women. Mammography and a dynamic breast MRI with gadolinium-containing contrast medium were done annually. When one of the tests was scored as probably benign or need additional imaging evaluation, further investigation was done by ultrasonography or by repeating mammography or MRI. Asymptomatic breast cancer confirmed by biopsy during follow-up of an abnormal mammogram or MRI or symptomatic breast cancer diagnosed during the period between screenings.


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