December 23rd, 2009

MRI Often Rejected over Fear, Inconvenience

By Kelley Luckstein

Many women at elevated breast cancer risk may refuse MRI as part of their screening program, largely because of fear and inconvenience, researchers found…


Claustrophobia was by far the top reason given for turning down MRI screening, cited by 25.4% of women approached, according Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues…

 

The reasons cited weren't unexpected, but the number who elected not to participate in MRI screening was "much higher than I would have thought," commented Edith Perez, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., who wasn't involved in the trial.

 

MedPage Today, by Crystal Phend, 12/22/09

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, MRI, Radiology, screening

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