8th July 2020, Spectrum Radiology
Adjunct screening with dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI was first recommended for women at high (>20%) lifetime risk of breast cancer, facilitating earlier cancer detection and reducing interval cancers. Even in women at average risk of breast cancer, there is evidence that they might also benefit from screening MRI.
Apart from the cost of MRI equipment, other costs include the relatively long acquisition, limiting high-volume patient throughput and interpretation times involved in a full diagnostic protocol. Abbreviated MRI protocols have been introduced that substantially shorten image acquisition and interpretation time, allow higher volume patient throughput, thus being more cost effective, while maintaining a high diagnostic accuracy.
Abbreviated breast MRI is now available at Spectrum Radiology. They have a team of 5 dedicated breast radiologists offering the service.