Posts Tagged "mri scan"

Scans no help in breast cancer care, study says

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

MRIs are expensive but don’t reduce need for further surgery   updated 1 hour, 42 minutes ago LONDON – Expensive extra scans using MRI on breast cancer patients make no difference to the number of patients who have a repeat operation, scientists said on Friday, raising questions about whether the scans are worth it. A study of 1,623 women with breast cancer found that those who have a conventional triple assessment of their cancer are no more likely to be told they need a repeat operation than those assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well. “Our results have...

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