Breast Examination Periprocedural Care

Updated: Jan 22, 2016
  • Author: Sara J Grethlein, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Periprocedural Care

Patient Education & Consent

Patient education concerning the role of different screening modalities in the diagnosis of breast cancer is important and varies by age.

Annual mammography for women older than 40 years has been advised by some groups, although the utility in women aged 40-49 years is controversial.

MRI screening is more sensitive in younger women with denser breasts and has been recommended as an adjunct to mammography in extremely high-risk women such as those with genetic predisposition to breast cancer.