A breast MRI is another tool radiologists at Edith Sanford Breast Center use in the detection, diagnosis and management of breast cancer.
You might need a breast MRI for several reasons including:
- As part of your high-risk screening plan
- After a diagnostic mammogram
- To aid in breast biopsy
- Evaluating for residual disease after a lumpectomy
- Determining the stage of known breast cancer
- For follow-up exams after cancer treatment
Breast MRI is a highly sensitive tool that gives the radiologist a better picture of the anatomic structure of the breast. These highly detailed images are produced with a magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer. Using IV contrast, the MRI helps the radiologist determine if something is cancerous or simply a benign mass.