Breast MRI

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.