Fast MRI Is Highly Sensitive Compared To Traditionally Used Mammograms

Fast MRI Is Highly Sensitive Compared To Traditionally Used Mammograms

Published: 30-Nov-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

Currently, the increasing cases of breast cancer has encouraged the researchers to look for new alternative that can help easily detect dense breasts as there are certain cancers that the mammography is not sensitive enough to detect. In a few cases, there is a need for abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging, which is commonly known as fast MRI or AB-MR) as the time mammogram takes spot the cancer is already a little late.This new technology is able to precisely detect the presence of cancer in women with dense breasts whose 3D mammogram had showed negative results. Recently, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania the abbreviated MRI helped detect 27 cancers in 1000 women compared to 3-D mammography which detects 5 cancers in 1000 women.

The latest findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology is projected to help outdo mammogram which is considered to be the best tool in detecting breast cancer even though it is not perfect. In women with fatty tissue the detection of cancer is easier compared to the women with very dense breasts. Furthermore, the mammogram is found to show only 30% sensitivity in women with dense breasts. According to Associate professor Susan Weinstein at Penn, it is important that women with dense breasts are targeted through better screening options such as effective and feasible AB-MR. The traditional method digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT or 3-D mammography) had become the gold standard for breast cancer screening after being approved by the FDA. But, its morphology-based screening of abnormalities is difficult when it comes to dense breast tissues.

To create more awareness about the shortcomings of mammography in dense breasts, in around 38 states the “breast dense notification legislation” has been approved. In addition to this,the District of Columbiahas made it compulsory for the doctors to warn the patients in case they have dense breasts. However, the wordings of the law vary in each and every state.In similar context, the use of ultrasound is also not advisable as the contrast-enhanced MRIdisplayed high cancer detection rate. In comparison to the 16 imaging sets in 40 Minutes requirement of breast MRI, the abbreviated MRI requires only 3 sets within a shortened time. Hence, there is no better option than this new technology for women with dense breasts.

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