Breast MRI Use among Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer

SSS health researcher M. Elizabeth Hodgson is among the authors of an article in The Breast Journal that describes an analysis of Sister Study data showing that although annual breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for women at high risk for breast cancer, its use remains low. The researchers conclude that women could benefit from improved understanding of the chances of getting breast cancer and increased quality of provider communications. The article is coauthored by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Northrop Grumman Corporation, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Bergen, and University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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