Association of routine pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging with time to surgery, mastectomy rate, and margin status.

@article{Bleicher2009AssociationOR,
  title={Association of routine pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging with time to surgery, mastectomy rate, and margin status.},
  author={Richard J. Bleicher and Robin M. Ciocca and Brian L. Egleston and Linda Sesa and Kathryn Evers and Elin Ruth Sigurdson and Monica Morrow},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={209 2},
  pages={180-7; quiz 294-5}
}
BACKGROUND The benefit of breast MRI for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients is uncertain. This study characterizes those receiving MRI versus those who did not, and reports on their short-term surgical outcomes, including time to operation, margin status, and mastectomy rate. STUDY DESIGN All patients seen in a multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic from July 2004 to December 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were evaluated by a radiologist, a pathologist, and surgical… CONTINUE READING

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