Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Screening Breast MRI May Be Valuable Tool in Routine Clinical Practice for a Variety of Women at Elevated Risk for Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (4/18, Yee) reports that research suggests “screening breast MRI is a valuable tool in routine clinical practice across a spectrum of women at elevated risk for breast cancer – not just those who meet the conventional definitions of high risk.” The findings were published in Academic Radiology. Aunt Minnie adds that “overall, the study suggests that breast MRI can be used to screen a wider spectrum of women than just those covered by BI-RADS 5, the team wrote – which only expands the screening arsenal.” The authors wrote, “Our results met the ACR BI-RADS audit benchmarks for cancer detection rate, PPV2, and PPV3, supporting the adoption of these benchmarks in routine clinical practice.” 


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