Despite limits to its clinical value, the potential benefits for women should not be overlooked
Women with mutations in breast cancer predisposition genes have a very high risk of developing breast cancer and are offered risk‐reducing strategies and intensified surveillance; many are referred to specialist risk management clinics. Because magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more sensitive for detecting breast cancer at an early stage than mammography,1 it is part of most high risk breast cancer screening programs, and in Australia is covered by Medicare for women at high risk under 50 years of age.2
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