Diagnostic breast MR imaging: current status and future directions

Radiol Clin North Am. 2007 Sep;45(5):863-80, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2007.07.002.


Breast MRI has become an integral component in breast imaging. Indications have become clearer and better defined. Guidelines and recommendations are evolving and many are recognized and published. Future applications are exciting and may possibly improve our ability to diagnose breast cancer, improving the patient's treatment options and ultimately patient outcome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards
  • Mass Screening
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Sensitivity and Specificity