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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:818

Rapid Response:

incorrect news citation

In your news item stating "US cancer group recommends MRI screening
for women with high risk of breast cancer" you listed "exposure to chest
radiography between the ages of 10 and 30" as a criterion.

The original article listed "radiation to chest between ages 10-30
years" and reading the article shows this should be interpreted as
"radiation treatment to the chest, such as for Hodgkin disease".

Let's not recommend MRI for women because of a history of having
chest x-rays.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 April 2007
Brian S. Alper