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What Should I Know About Abbreviated Breast MRI?

Sep 23, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Abbreviated breast MRI is a new enhanced breast cancer screening option for women with dense breast tissue and less than a 20% lifetime risk of breast cancer.

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Topics: breast MRI

Modern Breast Cancer Screening

Jul 29, 2019 8:33:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Dating back to the 1970s, the use of mammography in breast cancer screening has proven to save lives. Breast cancer screening has evolved dramatically, however, since those early days of direct-exposure film and the need for high radiation doses. Refinements in technique and technology have enabled doctors to successfully detect and treat more cancers at earlier stages, using less radiation than in the past.[1] Today, radiologists have multiple effective tools available for identifying breast cancers as early as possible to give patients the best chance of recovery.

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Topics: women's ultrasound, breast MRI, mammography

Alternatives and Supplements to Mammography Part 2—Breast MRI

Sep 1, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

While mammography is the only breast cancer screening tool proven to reduce deaths through early detection, other methods of imaging are useful when mammography alone doesn’t provide the information needed. MRI is a valuable modality for getting a closer look at confirmed or suspected breast cancer as well as providing additional protection for women at high risk.

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Topics: breast MRI

Mammogram, Breast Ultrasound, & Breast MRI—What’s the Difference?

Jun 29, 2017 4:14:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Mammography is the standard for breast cancer screening, but it’s not the only imaging method that doctors use to get information about breast conditions and possible cancers. In some cases, ultrasound or MRI are chosen to supplement or replace mammography as a breast imaging tool. To help you understand why your doctor may recommend a particular breast imaging procedure, here are some basic reasons that each is often used.

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Topics: women's ultrasound, breast MRI, mammography

When And Why To Have A Breast MRI

Sep 5, 2014 3:59:46 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used in addition to mammography to produce detailed images of the breast. Breast MRI is commonly used after a biopsy that indicates the presence of breast cancer, but it may also be used as a screening tool in certain individuals.[1]

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Topics: cancer, breast MRI

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