Screening Mammogram vs. MRI in Dense Breast Tissue to Detect Cancer

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A) Mammogram showing dense breast tissue. (B) MRI of same breast showing enhancing cancer in otherwise minimally enhancing breast.

Read more about breast cancer in context:

Basic Radiology: Chapter 5. Radiology of the Breast

Read more about breast cancer:

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019: Chapter 1. Health Maintenance and Disease Prevention

Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2018: Breast Cancer Screening

The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology: Chapter 27. Early-Stage and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 15 years.

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