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BMJ: MRIs may lead to unnecessary breast surgery

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 in Health & Wellness

October 22, 2010 by Heather Mayer, DOTmed News Reporter Women may undergo unnecessary breast surgery as a result of having a breast MRI, due to the technology’s extremely sensitive detection ability, according to an editorial published Friday in the British Medical Journal. Over the past decade, MRI or magnetic resonance mammography (MRM) has become a popular tool for high-risk patients when combined with mammography and ultrasound, Malcolm Kell of the Eccles breast screening unit at University College Dublin wrote in his editorial. But being able to detect even the tiniest, harmless...

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