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Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression

tudy suggests that the sensitivity of film screen or digital mammography for diagnosing DCIS is limitedMRI could help improve the ability to diagnose DCIS, especially DCIS with high nuclear grade.

In the accompanying Comment, Dr Carla Boetes and Dr Ritse Mann, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands, say: These findings can only lead to the conclusion that MRI outperforms mammography in tumour detection and diagnosis. MRI should thus no longer be regarded as an adjunct to mammography but as a distinct method to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. A large-scale multicentre breast-screening trial with MRI in the general population is essential.


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