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  • May 2007

    Benefits of Breast MRI in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

    Archives of Surgery | Karl Y. Bilimoria et al.

    Article:

    Evaluating the Impact of Preoperative Breast Management of Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancers

    Authors:

    Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD; Angela Cambic, BA; Nora M. Hansen, MD; Kevin P. Bethke, MD

    Journal:

    Archives of Surgery, 2007

    Summary:

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of routine breast MRI on the surgical management of newly diagnosed breast cancers. Following a retrospective analysis of a prospective database, researchers found that breast MRI results in a beneficial change in surgical management in 9.7% of newly diagnosed breast cancers. The detection of additional, otherwise undetected ipsilateral and contralateral breast malignancies with MRI suggests that breast MRI may have a role in the evaluation of new breast cancers.

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