New Screening Tool Offers Breast Cancer Early Detection
Mar 27, 2018
A new breast cancer screening tool offers additional reassurance for early detection when combined with annual screening mammography. Abbreviated Breast MRI may be right for you if you have dense breast tissue and/or a moderately increased risk of developing breast cancer (15%-20% lifetime risk).
Studies* have shown that Abbreviated Breast MRI detects more breast cancer in patients with mild to moderate risk and/or dense breast tissue. Mammography is still the first test you should have to screen for breast cancer, however. To calculate your risk of developing breast cancer, visit: www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool
A referral from your healthcare provider is needed prior to scheduling an Abbreviated Breast MRI screening. Please note that Abbreviated Breast MRI is not covered by health insurance. For details regarding cost, please call our billing office at (952) 837-9700 or complete the “Request An Estimate” form at our website.
*Abbreviated Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): First Postcontrast Subtracted Images and Maximum-Intensity Projection—A Novel Approach to Breast Cancer Screening With MRI. Christiane K. Kuhl, Simone Schrading, Kevin Strobel, Hans H. Schild, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, and Heribert B. Bieling. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2013.52.5386 Journal of Clinical Oncology 32, no. 22 (August 2014) 2304-2310