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Abbreviated MRI raises cancer detection in dense breasts

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that abbreviated MRI had a detection rate of nearly 27 cancers per 1,000 women with dense breasts, compared with only 4 to 5 per 1,000 with digital breast tomography, and abbreviated MRI required fewer sets of imaging than usual. "We need to start thinking about how to better screen women with dense breasts, and AB-MR is an effective and feasible option," researcher Dr. Susan Weinstein said.

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