Use of magnetic resonance imaging in detection of breast cancer recurrence: a systematic review.
AffiliationDepartment of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital/University College Cork, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. email@example.com
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Sensitivity and Specificity
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CitationUse of magnetic resonance imaging in detection of breast cancer recurrence: a systematic review. 2012, 19 (9):3035-41 Ann. Surg. Oncol.
JournalAnnals of surgical oncology
AbstractDiagnosis of breast cancer recurrence can be difficult as a result of the presence of scar tissue in the breast. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be superior to traditional imaging in diagnosis of recurrence because of its ability to differentiate malignancy from scarring. Current guidelines on investigation of suspected breast cancer recurrence recommend MRI when other investigations have equivocal findings. We performed the first systematic review on this topic.