Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 26th, 2008
Television star Christina Applegate's tumor was detected through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was ordered by her doctor, according to her publicist. That decision proved lifesaving because the cancer was caught early, when it is most likely to be treated and cured.
While the highly sensitive MRI is excellent at detecting tumors in young women whose dense breast tissue often hides tumors on mammogram X-rays, it is also a very expensive procedure, and one that frequently detects false abnormalities that...
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