Preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging in early breast cancer: implications for partial breast irradiation.

@article{Tendulkar2009PreoperativeBM,
  title={Preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging in early breast cancer: implications for partial breast irradiation.},
  author={Rahul D. Tendulkar and Melanie Chellman-Jeffers and Lisa A. Rybicki and Alice Rim and Ashwin Kotwal and Roger Macklis and Betty B Obi},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={115 8},
  pages={
          1621-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) of patients with early breast cancer is being investigated on a multi-institutional protocol National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) B-39/RTOG 0413. Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more sensitive than mammography (MG) and may aid in selection of patients appropriate for PBI. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) routinely undergo contrast-enhanced, bilateral… CONTINUE READING
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