Provides radiologists a better indication about the necessity of MRI

Mammography Reporting System (MRS) is expected to demonstrate their newest high risk indicator at RSNA 2009, in Chicago.

The importance of relying on more than one high risk model has been outlined by the National Cancer Institute.

This reporting system includes three high risk indicators like the results of Gail model calculations, the NCI model calculations, and a model that indicates if a patient is at high risk based on genetic factors.

The company said that in MRS, if a patient’s demographic history indicates the potential of an inherited risk for breast cancer, it will alert the radiologist that the patient could benefit from increased surveillance or genetic testing. That genetic testing would identify a patient with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.

MRS’s three high risk indicators are changing the landscape in mammography screening.