ANATOMICAL TECHNOLOGIES

Approaches Based on Magnetic Resonance Properties

Technology Description Developmental Stage First FDA Approval
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Type of anatomical imaging that involves using an RF pulse-response in a very strong uniform magnetic field. Various tissue types exhibit unique resonance characteristics which can be displayed with differing contrast properties and allow breast lesions to be identified. Adjunctive clinical use along with mammography 1985

From: Appendix A, Breast Cancer Technology Overview

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Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee on New Approaches to Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer; Joy JE, Penhoet EE, Petitti DB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.

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