Navigation Links
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI
Date:2/16/2009

The technology can supplement, but not replace, standard screening, they say

MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) MRI should supplement and enhance current screening and diagnostic for breast cancer, not serve as a substitute for it, according to newly released physician guidelines.

The guidelines, published Monday in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, give needed direction for using breast MRI, a relatively new clinical tool.

"Health care policy decisions regarding the use of important but expensive technology must be based upon evidence that these tools are providing measurable benefit to patients," study co-author Dr. Benjamin Anderson, a professor of surgery at the University of Washington, said in a news release issued by one of the research facilities behind the project. "This study provides that evidence for breast MRI."

The research, authored by teams at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., calls for screening, mammography and ultrasound to still be the primary line of defense. MRI would then be used in selected situations, such as providing a better look within a breast thought to have cancer and look for it in the opposite, or "contralateral," breast.

The guidelines recommend biopsy of suspicious lesions found on MRI before deciding on whether to proceed with breast cancer surgery, since MRI findings are not fully accurate in this respect.

The guidelines also call for imaging centers to be able to perform MRI-guided needle biopsy of these MRI-detected lesions.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about breast cancer.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, news release, Feb. 16, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema
2. Congressional Leaders, Public Health Experts Announce New Framework to Promote Womens Health
3. Health experts urge return of prevention and wellness funding to stimulus
4. Experts Urge Limits on Use of Cardiac CT Scans
5. University of Minnesotas Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Experts Available for Interviews on What Lifting the Federal Funding Restrictions Will Mean to Stem Cell Research and to Patients Who Stand to Benefit
6. Alliance of Experts Created to Help Raise Awareness of Best Practices in Diabetes Treatment
7. Courage Center Experts Disagree With Gov. Pawlentys Proposed Budget Cuts
8. Medical Experts Use Data to Dispel Myths About Fad Diets and Exercise
9. Capitol Counsel Adds Health and Tax Experts to Its Government Relations Team
10. PFCD Experts Cite Health Information Technology as Key Investment for Economic Stimulus
11. Medical Experts Call for Obama Administration, Congress to Boost Funding for Prostate Cancer Imaging Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode Island Quality ... Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively ... Management Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted to and/or ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... By scoring 100% for fiscal management and accountability, the Arthritis National Research ... Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as a top charity in America. , This achievement ... earns ANRF a spot on their “ 10 Charities Worth Watching ” list as ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or from ... how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use of nutritional supplements, ... symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in Dove Medical Press journal, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. Ran Y. ... has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients who want ... reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, and platelet ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal preference when it comes to ... some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took a look at what makes ... can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest fantasies and has the ability ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ® ... they will host a live, complimentary webinar titled, "Untangling ... benchtop to the real world" on Wednesday June 28, ... This webinar will feature interviews with recreational ... into the manipulation techniques abusers use to prepare opioid ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... , June 14, 2017  ivWatch LLC, a ... effectiveness of intravenous (IV) therapy, is pleased to announce ... category of Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment at the ... program for the medtech industry. The award was presented ... Jacob K. Javits Center in New York ...
(Date:6/13/2017)... , June 13, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ... today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... 3, 2015 relating to its Zhejiang, China ... "The successful clearance of the Warning Letter ... manufacturing facility is a measure of the progress we have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: