News | September 07, 2006

KU Doctors Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis with MRI

MRI is now being used by doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital for fighting breast cancer. After diagnosis, MRI can be used to further determine the size and scope of the breast cancer.
Dr. William Smith and Dr. Marc Inciardi are dedicated breast radiologists at the university hospital that have been working with new software for the MRI machine designed for breast cancer patients.
“It’s about 280 percent more accurate than ultrasound and mammography combined,” Smith said. “We are finding many cases where with the traditional means we would have only been removing a part of the cancer. We can’t see at the millimeter level, but with this tool we can.”

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