Meta-analysis of the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the surgical management of ductal carcinoma in situ.

@article{Fancellu2010MetaanalysisOT,
  title={Meta-analysis of the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the surgical management of ductal carcinoma in situ.},
  author={Alessandro Fancellu and R Mackenzie Turner and J Michael J Dixon and Antonio Pinna and Pietrina Cottu and Nehmat Houssami},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={883-93}
}
BACKGROUND MRI has been used increasingly in the diagnosis and management of women with invasive breast cancer. However, its usefulness in the preoperative assessment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) remains questionable. A meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effects of MRI on surgical treatment of DCIS by analysing studies comparing preoperative MRI with conventional preoperative assessment. METHODS Using random-effects modelling, the proportion of women with various outcomes in the… CONTINUE READING
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