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Table 4 Costs, quality-adjusted life years, cost-effectiveness ratio, and incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of the screening regimens over 25 years of screening

From: Cost-effectiveness of MRI compared to mammography for breast cancer screening in a high risk population

  Discounted* Undiscounted
STRATEGY COST ($) QALYS ICER ($) COST ($) QALYS ICER ($)
Mammography 4,760 14.0 --- 7,765 23.4 ---
MRI 18,167 14.1 179,599 30,380 23.6 124,291
  1. Discounted at the rate of 5%
  2. Abbreviations: CE, Cost-Effectiveness; ICER, Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio; MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging; QALYs, Quality-Adjusted Life Years.