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Abbreviated MRI Protocols: Wave of the Future for Breast Cancer Screening

Chloe M Chhor 1 Cecilia L Mercado 1 
  • PMID: 27809564
  •     15 citations


Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe the use of abbreviated breast MRI protocols for improving access to screening for women at intermediate risk.

Conclusion: Breast MRI is not a cost-effective modality for screening women at intermediate risk, including those with dense breast tissue as the only risk. Abbreviated breast MRI protocols have been proposed as a way of achieving efficiency and rapid throughput. Use of these abbreviated protocols may increase availability and provide women with greater access to breast MRI.

Keywords: abbreviated MRI protocol; breast MRI; breast cancer screening; ultrafast MRI protocol.

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