Dec 9, 2014

The role of dynamic contrast-enhanced screening breast MRI in populations at increased risk for breast cancer

Women's Health
Jennifer GillmanLinda Moy


Breast MRI is more sensitive than mammography in detecting breast cancer. However, MRI as a screening tool is limited to high-risk patients due to cost, low specificity and insufficient evidence for its use in intermediate-risk populations. Nonetheless, in the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of breast-screening MRI in the community setting. In this review, we set to describe the current literature on the use of screening MRI in high- and intermediate-risk populations. We will also describe novel applications of breast MRI including abbreviated breast MRI protocols, background parenchymal enhancement and diffusion-weighted imaging.

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Mammography, Female
Screening for Cancer
Mammary Neoplasms, Human
Magnetization Transfer Contrast Imaging
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Image Enhancement
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Breast
Breast Carcinoma
Malignant Neoplasm of Breast

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