Why implementing abbreviated breast MRI is a good idea

By Dr B.E. Dogan

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (BMRI) has been used with increasing frequency over the past 10 years because of its well-documented high sensitivity for detecting breast cancers, especially those that are occult on conventional imaging. Compared with other screening modalities, such as X-ray mammography and ultrasonography, MRI has a substantially higher diagnostic sensitivity and cancer yield and lower interval cancer rates [1-6].

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