If you are confronted with any kind of breast abnormality, early detection is at the forefront of your concerns. That's why we offer our patients the unique advantages of a breast exam using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Breast MRI goes above and beyond conventional breast imaging, often providing solutions to tough, diagnostic problems and identifying breast tumors that other exams would fail to detect. Breast MRI is usually performed when your doctor needs more information than a mammogram, ultrasound or clinical breast exam can provide. In certain situations, such as when a woman has a very high risk of breast cancer, breast MRI may be used as a screening tool for detecting breast cancer.
Why it’s done:
If you are unsure if you are considered high risk, please call our Risk Assessment Program at 561-575-2000.
Breast MRI is most effective when used in addition to a mammogram or another breast-imaging test – not as a replacement for a mammogram. Although it is a very sensitive test, breast MRI can still miss some breast cancers that a mammogram will detect.