Book review: Abbreviated MRI of the Breast: A Practical Guide

Informative reference book written from a US perspective
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Abbreviated MRI of the Breast: A Practical Guide Christopher Comstock, Christiane Kuhl Thieme £89 | 192pp ISBN: 9781626231931

This book gives a good overview of abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in relation to the screening programmes using mammography and other techniques.

The most valuable part of the book for a breast care nurse readership is its section on clinical evidence, which puts breast MRI techniques into context.

As the book is written from a US perspective, particularly in relation to healthcare costs, it isn't entirely relevant to a UK readership. However, given debates on the benefits of screening, diagnosis and identifying biologically inert disease, it could be informative as a reference book.

I recommend it is read alongside NHS screening programme clinical guidelines and the NHS technical guidelines for MRI use.

Reviewed by Maria Leadbeater, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support


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