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Friday, May 19, 2017

Shortened Breast MRI Protocol May Be Just as Effective at Finding Cancer as Full Protocol, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (5/19, Yee) reports “a shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published” in Academic Radiology. The researchers concluded that “abbreviated MRI protocols may provide opportunity to minimize time, costs, and patient discomfort.” The article points out that the American College of Radiology “has yet to weigh in on abbreviated sequences.” 

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