I have been suffering with chronic back pain since 2011, an MRI scan in 2011 highlighted a serious spinal cord compression in the cervical spine that needed immediate surgery, it also found a less significant problem in the lumbar spine. In 2013 the lumbar spine worsened with another cord compression and required surgery and 2015 the same problem flared up again that required revision surgery. The back pain I will always have but recently I began to experience all the symptoms I had back in 2...
MRI scans may be significantly better at detecting some breast cancers at an early stage than standard mammograms.
Professor Peter Dawson, Clinical Director, Vista Diagnostics has noted an interesting article in The Lancet (“MRI for diagnosis of pure ductal carcinoma in situ: a prospective observational study”) which suggests the sensitivity with which ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is diagnosed by MRI scans is greater than with conventional mammograms.
During a 5-year period, 7319 women were studied and underwent both mammography and MRI scans for screening.
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