Breast MRI

MRI is a noninvasive medical exam that helps us diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. An MRI of the breast helps us to gather information about many different breast conditions that are not obtainable through a mammography or ultrasound. Breast MRIs are a valuable supplemental tool, but it’s important to remember that MRIs of the breast are not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound.

Breast MRI is Provided at the Following Location:

What are the uses for breast MRI ?

  • Screening for women who are at a high risk for breast cancer because of family history. A doctor can help you in determining if a breast MRI is appropriate for you.
  • Once a cancer has been diagnosed, a Breast MRI is used to gather additional information, such as the size of the cancer.
  • Further assessing abnormalities found during mammography.
  • Evaluating changes on lumpectomy scars.
  • To monitor the progress of chemotherapy.
  • MRI is the most effective exam to determine if silicone implants have ruptured.

How should I prepare for a breast MRI?

  • Guidelines for eating and drinking before your appointment vary depending on the specific exam.
  • On the day of the exam, please remove all jewelry and other accessories.
  • Please inform us of any food or drug allergies you may have, and if you have any serious health problems or have recently had surgery.
  • Let us know if you are or could be pregnant.

What should I expect during this exam?

  • You will be asked to lie face down on a platform designed to accommodate your breast for the MRI scan. It is important you remain still for the duration of the exam.
  • The exam consists of several sequences, and the entire session last between 30 minutes to an hour.
  • You will be asked to lie face down on a platform designed to accommodate your breast for the MRI scan. It is important you remain still for the duration of the exam.
  • The exam consists of several sequences, and the entire session last between 30 minutes to an hour.