BRCA Mutation Carriers: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines and Imaging Considerations.
Radiology. 2019 Jun;291(3):554-569. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2019181814. Epub 2019 Apr 30.
Elezaby M1, Lees B1, Maturen KE1, Barroilhet L1, Wisinski KB1, Schrager S1, Wilke LG1, Sadowski E1.
Patients who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have an underlying genetic predisposition for breast and ovarian cancers. These deleterious genetic mutations are the most common genes implicated in hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. This monograph summarizes the evidence behind current screening recommendations, reviews imaging protocols specific to this patient population, and illustrates some of the imaging nuances of breast and ovarian cancers in this clinical setting.
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