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Aunt Minnie (9/29, Yee) reports on a study published in Radiology which shows that women “at high risk of breast cancer who are undergoing annual breast MRI screening can safely discontinue additional screening mammography, thus reducing their exposure to unnecessaryradiation.” Researchers found that among a population of “high-risk women” of 1,977 screening breast MRI scans and 1,957 screening mammograms, “mammography did not detect any cancers that breast MRI missed, and MRI detected three times as many cancers compared to mammography alone.” Another study published in the same October issue presented findings that support that conclusion, specifically, that MRIscreening “meets or approaches the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) BI-RADS benchmarks.”