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Screening: Skipping M.R.I. Tests for Breast Cancer
New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin

Many women at risk for breast cancer refuse to undergo M.R.I. screening, often saying they have claustrophobia and cannot tolerate the closed machines required for breast imaging, a new study reports Of 1,214 women eligible for magnetic resonance imaging as part of a multiyear breast screening trial at a number of centers, 57.9 percent agreed to an M.R.I. and 42.1 percent declined.