Accession Number:

ADA359858

Title:

MRI-Based Screen for Breast Cancer Patients Carrying a Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 97-14 Sep 98

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

To date, breast MRI screening studies have been performed in 134 women. These examination prompted breast biopsy in 11 women, 3 of which yielded malignancy. Results to date demonstrate the feasibility of using breast MRI to screen high risk women. In particular, adherence to strict architectural interpretation criteria has minimized false positive findings. Additional data are required before any statements of the potential efficacy of MRI can be made.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE