Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Screening of Breast Cancer

Yiming Gao, Beatriu Reig, Laura Heacock, Debbie L. Bennett, Samantha L. Heller, Linda Moy

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Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging is the most sensitive modality for breast cancer detection but is currently limited to screening women at high risk due to limited specificity and test accessibility. However, specificity of MR imaging improves with successive rounds of screening, and abbreviated approaches have the potential to increase access and decrease cost. There is growing evidence to support supplemental MR imaging in moderate-risk women, and current guidelines continue to evolve. Functional imaging has the potential to maximize survival benefit of screening. Leveraging MR imaging as a possible primary screening tool is therefore also being investigated in average-risk women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Abbreviated MR imaging
  • Breast cancer screening
  • High-risk screening
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Supplemental screening


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