I think that this is great. Since mammograms are not exactly the best and most accurate way to detect breast cancer this new MRI has been proven to show breast cancer at some of its earliest stages. The new MRI gives a three dimensional look inside the breast that gives more complete images inside the breast. Women should definitley consider having this done if they want a second opinion or really believe they could have breast cancer.
With the early detection women are beating cancer more often. More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S, and this new MRI may be the best new thing toward the fight. The new MRI "method generates a unique color-coded map by measuring changes (color and intensity) in contrast agent concentration in normal and cancerous tissues over time. It provides information that is not readily available from traditional mammography or MRI". "Magnetic resonance imaging uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field instead of X-rays to provide clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. These radio waves are directed at protons in hydrogen atoms -- one of the most abundant atoms in the human body, because of the body's high water content. The waves "excite" the protons, and when they "relax," they emit strong radio signals. A computer can turn those signals into a high-contrast image showing differences in the water content and distribution in various bodily tissues. It is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional X-ray mammography for the early diagnosis of breast cancer because women aren't exposed to the same radiation they experience with X-rays".
WOMEN SHOULD STEP UP AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY!!!