SA Journal of Radiology

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Magnetic resonance imaging of invasive breast cancer

P Corr, S Panday, P Seolall, H Booth


Breast MR is a sensitive but nonspecific imaging investigation to detect breast cancer. MR imaging strengths lie in the accurate staging of the primary tumour, detecting
recurrent cancer following lumpectomy and radiation therapy, problem solving in
cases where there are equivocal mammographic findings, and screening for breast
cancer in younger women with familial breast cancer. Interpretation of MR images
requires a meticulous imaging technique including the use of contrast enhancement
and fat suppression MR sequences using a good breast coil.

South African Journal of Radiology Vol. 9 (3) 2005: pp. 4-6

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