Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening: Ultra FAST Breast MRI [EDITORIALS]

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Controversies involving the effectiveness of traditional mammography for breast cancer screening persist as the medical community and the public question the effectiveness of standard mammography. In this editorial, the author wonders aloud about research demonstrating the effectiveness of an MRI imaging technique called first postcontrast subtracted T1-weighted image (FAST). The study discussed that showed the rapid, 3-minute breast MRI screen was comparable to the accepted standard 21-minute study when screening for cancer. However, ultrasound is used when mammography results are suspect. The author points out that ultrasound has significant limitations compared with other screens. The rapid MRI (FAST breast MRI) described in the accompanying article could be the standard for breast cancer screening. The test is safe, does not induce tumors, and can find more cancers than mammography. The author concludes that women need to be linked to better screening tests that can save their lives.

Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening: Ultra FAST Breast MRI [EDITORIALS]
Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening: Ultra FAST Breast MRI [EDITORIALS]
Breast cancer screening is once again controversial. It is hard to miss headlines stating that mammography is an imperfect screening test, missing biologically aggressive cancers and picking up indolent cancers that do not need treatment. Luckily, we have had the most sensitive test for breast cancer detection at our disposal for decades: breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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