MRI evaluation of the contralateral breast in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer.

  title={MRI evaluation of the contralateral breast in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer.},
  author={Constance D. Lehman and Constantine Gatsonis and Christiane K. Kuhl and R. Edward Hendrick and Etta D. Pisano and Lucy Hanna and Sue Peacock and Stanley F. Smazal and Daniel D. Maki and Thomas B. Julian and Elizabeth R Deperi and David A. Bluemke and Mitchell D. Schnall},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={356 13},
BACKGROUND Even after careful clinical and mammographic evaluation, cancer is found in the contralateral breast in up to 10% of women who have received treatment for unilateral breast cancer. We conducted a study to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could improve on clinical breast examination and mammography in detecting contralateral breast cancer soon after the initial diagnosis of unilateral breast cancer. METHODS A total of 969 women with a recent diagnosis of unilateral… CONTINUE READING
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