Journal article

Five-year analysis of magnetic resonance imaging as a screening tool in women at hereditary risk of breast cancer

Jeffrey KP Kam, Paayal Naidu, Allison K Rose, G Bruce Mann

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Women at very high risk of breast cancer are recommended to undertake enhanced surveillance with annual MRI in addition to mammography. We aimed to review the performance of breast MRI as a screening modality over its first 5 years at our institution. METHODS: The study used a retrospective review using prospectively collected data from a consecutive series of women at high risk of developing breast cancer undergoing surveillance MRI. RESULTS: Two hundred twenty-three women had at least one screening MRI. The median age was 42 years old. Sixty-nine (30.9%) were confirmed genetic mutation carriers. The remaining 154 (69.1%) women were classified as high risk based on family hist..

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