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Do breast mri's ever have a false positive reading?

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In brief: Yes

False positive rate of breast MRI is 13%.

In brief: Yes

False positive rate of breast MRI is 13%.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The strength of the bmri is it's sensitivity.
It's unlikely to miss anything abnormal. The downfall is that they are so sensitive they may demonstrate things that aren't cancer. Bmris are very sensitive to hormones. To maximize the sensitivity and specificity, a screening study should be scheduled at the low phase of menstrual cycle or off HRT for 30 days.

In brief: Yes

The strength of the bmri is it's sensitivity.
It's unlikely to miss anything abnormal. The downfall is that they are so sensitive they may demonstrate things that aren't cancer. Bmris are very sensitive to hormones. To maximize the sensitivity and specificity, a screening study should be scheduled at the low phase of menstrual cycle or off HRT for 30 days.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: False positive

rates for Breast MRI in the more recent studies range from 3-16%.
Technical improvements and better interpretation criteria have improved the false positive rate in recent years.

In brief: False positive

rates for Breast MRI in the more recent studies range from 3-16%.
Technical improvements and better interpretation criteria have improved the false positive rate in recent years.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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