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5 Apr, 2017

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.

For more information see The Lancet
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