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Davis KL, Barth RJ, Gui J et al.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA.

 Ann Surg Oncol 2012;19:3270–4.

Murid Chaudary’s review: Improvements in mammographic sensitivity and the development of screening mammography guidelines has increased the diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be more sensitive than mammography in the detection of both invasive and non-invasive breast cancer; therefore, many institutions have implemented the routine use of MRI for preoperative surgical planning. The goal of this is to reduce re-excision rates and improve the detection of occult contralateral, multicentric, and multifocal disease, although the detection of these lesions prior to treatment does not appear to reduce recurrence rates.

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