In an effort to overcome the limitations of mammography and ultrasonography, MRI has been explored as a modality for detecting breast cancer.
J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Aug;50(2):377-390. doi: 10.1002/jmri.26654. Epub 2019 Jan 18. Contrast-enhanced MRI for breast cancer screening.
In this review we discuss the vastly superior performance of MRI compared to traditional breast cancer screening modalities of mammography.
Approximately 15% of all breast cancers occur in women with a family history of breast cancer, but for whom no causative hereditary gene.
Breast MRI uses magnetic fields to create an image of the breast. Breast MRI is and staging. It is also used in breast cancer screening for women at higher risk.