MRI breast screening service starts in Oxford

Dr Fleur Kilburn-Toppin

GenesisCare, the specialist cancer care provider with 14 UK outpatient centres, has officially opened a new MRI screening service in Oxford and Windsor for patients with dense breast tissue.

Dr Fleur Kilburn-Toppin, consultant radiologist and specialist adviser at the company, said around half of women in their 40s would have dense breasts. 

‘An MRI scan is a more sensitive screening test than a standard mammogram and is significantly better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts.’ 

Breast MRI scans are not widely available as standard screening unless people have a very high risk of breast cancer.