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MRI vs mammogram: Which one is better? It depends on the question you are asking.MRI is not a good choice for screening large populations: it is expensive,time-consuming, requires an IV injection,and there is not widespread access.Mammo is cheap,quick,widely available, and has acceptable sensitivity. MRI is exquisitely sensitive for cancer detection, but for now it has a niche role in screening and problem-solving ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
What are the best imaging tests to use for pelvic and abdominal cancers in a 60 year old? Why is MRI not used in mammogram?
For : abdomen/pelvic malignancies, CT is most commonly used, with MRI and PET/CT also utilized in certain circumstances. MRI is used for breast screening in special situations, but it is not an ideal screening test for the general population because it is time consuming, expensive, requires IV injection, and is not uniformly and readily accessible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which one is more accurat mammogram or MRI to discover breast tumor in case of breast silicon implant ?
Up back pain for 1yr on right side. I have had 3 throastic mris. I have had mammogram and chest CT 9 months ago. Should I have MRI of chest?
Situational: For screening: mammograms are the most valuable. For diagnosis (palpable mass, mammographic density): ultrasound can be very helpful. Mris are the most sensitive test for breast cancer, but their prohibitive cost makes this unaffordable for large-population screening. It is best used in high-risk patients, those with very dense breast tissue, and for evaluating the extent of a known breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High risk individual: Current guidelines recommend the following patients get screening MRI in addition to screening mammogram. 1. Brca mutation 2. First-degree relative of a brca carrier 3. Lifetime risk of breast cancer is 20-25% or greater 4. Radiation to chest between age 10-30 5. Li-fraumeni syndrome, or a first-deg relative 6. Cowden syndrome, or a first-deg relative 7. Bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After an abnormal mammogram and an abnormal ultrasound, what are the chances of the MRI coming back abnormal?
Linear calcifications found on 3D mammogram. Radiologist said she is "not thrilled about them" and set up MRI. Why? What is the significance?
1st mammogram 2d saw gray shadows, 3d same shadows, ultrasound saw nothing. no family history. Now MRI, worried.
All x-rays: essentially show "shadows", normal and abnormal, so unfortunately the description is not specific enough to render an opinion. What did the report say? If there was a suspicious abnormality on mammography, biopsy rather than MRI would be recommended, so the fact that you are getting an MRI leads me to believe that the mammo finding was likely equivocal. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more