MRI screening for breast cancer in women at high risk; is the Australian breast MRI screening access program addressing the needs of women at high risk of breast cancer?
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening of women under 50 years old at high familial risk of breast cancer was given interim funding by Medicare in 2009 on the basis that a review would be undertaken. An updated literature review has been undertaken by the Medical Services Advisory Committee but there has been no assessment of the quality of the screening or other screening outcomes. This review examines the evidence basis of breast MRI screening and how this fits within an Australian context with the purpose of informing future modifications to the provision of Medicare-funded breast MRI screening in Australia. Issues discussed will include selection of high-risk women, the options for MRI screening frequency and measuring the outcomes of screening.
- Department of Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)
- Familial Cancer Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)
- School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
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- Journal Name: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (Print); Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4592676; PMID: 26451244; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4592676; 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; AUSTRALIA; CHARGES; MAMMARY GLANDS; NEOPLASMS; NMR IMAGING; REVIEWS; SCREENING; WOMEN