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AB MRI Shown to Improve Cancer Detection Rate in Women With Dense Breast Tissue – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

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Maggie L. Shaw

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Not all women with dense breast tissue have a high risk of breast cancer, but they all have an increased risk compared with women who have average tissue density. Can this patient population benefit from screening with abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (AB MRI) over digital breast tomosynthesis?

Not all women with dense breast tissue have a high risk of breast cancer, but they all have an increased risk compared with women who have average tissue density. Can this patient population benefit from screening with abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (AB MRI) over digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)?

A team of investigators from the United States and Germany, for the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, conducted the multicenter, intraindividual, comparative cross-sectional EA1141 study of 48 (47 in the United States and 1 in Germany) academic, community hospital, and private practice sites that screened for breast cancer. They compared the effectiveness of AB MRI and DBT at detecting invasive cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS); this was their primary outcome. Sensitivity, specificity, addition Read More

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