Current role of magnetic resonance imaging in breast imaging: A primer for the primary care physician

Shinil K. Shah, Shiwan Shah, Kathleen V. Greatrex

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely used imaging tool. Interest in the applicability of this modality in the realm of breast imaging has been steadily increasing over the past 25 years. The purpose of this article is to explore the use of contrast-enhanced MRI in breast imaging as it relates to the primary care physician. The mechanism, factors affecting image quality, basics of interpretation guidelines, and the uses and contraindications for this technique are explored. In addition, studies exploring the use of MRI in various areas of breast imaging are presented. It is hoped that the reader will become knowledgeable in the current utility of the tool as it relates to breast imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-490
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Practice
Volume18
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Current role of magnetic resonance imaging in breast imaging : A primer for the primary care physician. / Shah, Shinil K.; Shah, Shiwan; Greatrex, Kathleen V.

In: Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, Vol. 18, No. 6, 11.2005, p. 478-490.

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Shah, Shinil K. ; Shah, Shiwan ; Greatrex, Kathleen V. / Current role of magnetic resonance imaging in breast imaging : A primer for the primary care physician. In: Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 2005 ; Vol. 18, No. 6. pp. 478-490.
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