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A recent Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study describing patterns of breast MRI use in US community practice found that the use of breast MRI increased from 4.2 per 1000 to 11.5 per 1000 women from 2005 to 2009 (Wernli et al. JAMA Intern Med 2013). Approximately 32% of the breast MRIs ordered were for screening, 40% were for diagnostic evaluation, and 16% were for workup of new cancers.

To read more, see the following article on the JAMA Internal Medicine website: Patterns of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Use in Community Practice