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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.


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


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


    Archives of Surgery, 2007


    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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