Expanding the indications for MRI in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer: what is best practice?
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) now has an accepted place in screening younger women at high risk of breast cancer, and is increasingly used in a number of other settings including assessment of response to neo-adjuvant therapy and local staging of cancer. Although the evidence for its general use in these settings is very limited, in highly selected patients, especially where discordance with conventional measurements occurs, MRI can have a place in assessing extent of disease, both whether operable and how operable, and guiding surgery. These scenarios and future indications and alternative technologies are explored in this paper.
- School of Surgery, University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital Breast Service, Crawley, Western Australia (Australia)
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- Journal Name: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (Print); Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4364806; PMID: 26229667; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4364806; Copyright (c) 2015 The Authors. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd on behalf of Australian Institute of Radiography and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology.; This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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- 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CHARGES; DIAGNOSIS; HAZARDS; MAMMARY GLANDS; NEOPLASMS; NMR IMAGING; PATIENTS; SCREENING; SURGERY; THERAPY; WOMEN