Increasing numbers of physicians are using preoperative breast MRI for women with early-stage breast cancer who want to pursue breast conservation therapy.
Proponents of MRI say the additional imaging improves surgical planning and reduces re-excision rates. Opponents argue that it increases cost and leads to more extensive surgery without necessarily leading to better surgical outcomes.
This month, breast surgeon Julie Barone, D.O. of Oncology Associates of San Diego and Comprehensive Breast Care of San Diego, explains her views on preoperative breast MRI – and why she wouldn’t recommend APBI without one. Full Story
Stay tuned to hear from next month’s featured physician about why they take a more conservative approach towards breast MRI.