Improving MRI patient compliance

December 23, 2009

According to an article in the January 2010 issue of Radiology women with elevated risk of breast cancer are likely to refuse an MRI -- even when it won't cost them anything.

According to an article in the January 2010 issue of Radiology women with elevated risk of breast cancer are likely to refuse an MRI -- even when it won't cost them anything.

Researchers offered 1215 women the screening, but 42% refused the test. The top concern women cited was claustrophobia. Just over 5% were worried about injection of contrast materials.

What techniques do you use to improve patient compliance with recommended screenings?