A variety of patients will be considered to have a high risk of having a breast cancer. High risk patients may benefit from high risk screening strategies using MRI as a screening tool. MRI as a screening tool only applies to these high risk patients and is not useful as a screening tool in the average population. The following patients are eligible for high risk screening with MRI:

  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
  • Patient having had chest wall radiation for lymphoma
  • Patients with a lifetime risk of breast cancer over 25% as calculated by IBIS or Gail model (often patients with DCIS, ADH, ALH)
  • patients with LCIS

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