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Breast MRI after mammography detects additional aggressive cancers, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6319 (Published 26 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6319
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast detects larger and potentially more aggressive cancers than those found on mammography, shows a study of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.1

Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for detecting breast cancer and is used in screening high risk patients and for presurgical planning. But its role in looking for additional disease in women with diagnosed breast cancer is unclear because of uncertainty about the clinical significance of multicentric cancers …

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