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MRI more effective than mammogram

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MRI scans detect aggressive early-stage breast cancers better than standard mammograms, research has shown.

MRI scans detect aggressive early-stage breast cancers better than standard mammograms, research has shown.

The German research shows MRI picked up 92% of lesions compared with conventional X-ray screening, which found only 56% of lesions.

In aggressive cancers, MRI picked up 98% of lesions compared with standard mammograms, which picked up 52%.

Researchers have called for more use of MRI in detection of breast cancer following the study.

The Lancet

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