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December 13, 2006

Cost-effectiveness of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Screen

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(22):2681-2682. doi:10.1001/jama.296.22.2681-b

To the Editor: Dr Plevritis and colleagues1 used a computer model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to screen carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. Based on their assumptions, the authors concluded that the most cost-effective strategy is annual breast MRI for BRCA1/2 carriers from age 35 to 54 years.

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