TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Luckmann, Roger
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was more sensitive than mammography for detecting breast cancer in high-risk women. A December 2003 technology assessment supported by managed care groups concluded that adequate evidence existed to support routine use of MRI for screening women who had or were thought to have a BRCA mutation. Given the limited alternatives to MRI and mammography screening for very high-risk women, waiting for a randomized trial to prove mortality reduction before implementing selective MRI screening is unethical.
ACCESSION #
15851799

 

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