Using breast MRI before surgically treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) makes for more accurate staging, according to research presented Tuesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Chicago.
Women with breast implants appear to have a higher false-negative mammography rate than the general population, according to data presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) in Washington, DC.
Women past the age of menopause who are at risk of osteoporosis should receive regular bone density screening, according to guidelines issued this week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The new guidelines should make screening available to younger women compared to the task force’s previous policy.
Despite American Cancer Society guidelines recommending that women at high risk for breast cancer undergo MRI screening in addition to regular mammography, only 14% of these women are getting the scans, according to researchers from the University of Colorado.
High-density breast masses are three times more likely to be malignant than their low-density counterparts, according to new research published online in Radiology. And adding mass density to already established predictors such as a lesion’s margin and shape could help reduce unnecessary biopsies.
A MRI scan may be recommended if you are getting daily or almost daily headaches. MRI may also be recommended if a CT SCAN does not show definitive results.