Breast MRI in community practice: equipment and imaging techniques at facilities in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, Volume 7, Issue 11, p.878-84 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Breast Neoplasms, Center-Authored Paper, Female, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mass Screening, Physician's Practice Patterns, Prevalence, Public Health Sciences Division, United States

Abstract:

MRI is increasingly used for the detection of breast carcinoma. Little is known about breast MRI techniques among community practice facilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate equipment and acquisition techniques used by community facilities across the United States, including compliance with minimum standards by the ACRIN® 6667 Trial and the European Society of Breast Imaging.