MRI directed breast excision
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Revised: 5 September 2013, last major update April 2010
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- Widely used in US (AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008;191:332)
- MRI cannot verify that suspicious lesion is in specimen (unlike traditional radiography), because MRI requires IV injection of gadolinium and uptake into suspicious area, which cannot be done after specimen has been excised
- References: eMedicine
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