Breast MRI

 

If you are confronted with any kind of breast abnormality, early detection is at the forefront of your concerns. 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.


Breast MRI has a number of different uses for breast cancer, including:

  • Screening high-risk women (women known to be at higher than average risk for breast cancer, either because of a strong family history or a gene abnormality). To learn more about Breast MRI for high-risk women, click here.
  • Gathering more information about an area of suspicion found on a mammogram or ultrasound
  • Monitoring for recurrence after treatment

 

At the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, we offer state-of-the-art MRI with the widest patient opening available, which provides patients with the most comfortable exam experience. The Caring Suite system allows patients to customize their experience. With the touch of an iPad patients can choose a visual theme, lighting and music, putting the patient in control of their environment during the exam. You can visit the beach, see the beauty of fall leaves or a field of sunflowers. Reducing anxiety utilizing custom visuals, lighting and soothing music provides patients with an experience that is comfortable and relaxing. Unlike many other imaging centers in the area, we have the capability to perform MRI-guided biopsies.