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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-169
MRI for breast cancer: Current indications

1 University of California, San Diego, USA
2 University of California, San Diego, Department of Radiology, Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier
Moores Cancer Center, 3855 Health Sciences Dr., #0846, La Jolla, CA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.48431

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Mammography is the only imaging study that has been proven in multiple large randomized trials to decrease breast cancer mortality. Mammography, however, has its limitations and, as such, other modalities that can complement it are being studied. One of these is dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI, which has emerged as an important adjunctive modality and is at present the most sensitive modality that we have to evaluate the breast. The American College of Radiology, in its 2004 practice guidelines, has outlined the 12 current indications for breast MRI. This manuscript reviews and provides examples of each of these.

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