Breast MRI for High-Risk Patients

Early Breast Cancer Detection is the Best Defense for High-Risk Patients

The American Cancer Society recommends that women who are at high risk for breast cancer based on certain factors should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Here are some important factors to consider when selecting an outpatient center for your breast MRI.

At the Bethany Simpson 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 and lighting and offering the sounds of comfort through music provides patients with an experience that is comfortable and relaxing. And, unlike many other imaging centers in the area, we have the capability to perform MRI guided biopsies.

MRI breast screening is recommended for women who have the following risk factors:

  • BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation
  • First-degree relative who has BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutation
  • A lifetime risk of 20-25 percent or greater, according to risk assessment tools that are based mainly on family history
  • A history of chest radiation between ages 10 and 30
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome and/or first degree relatives with syndrome
  • Cowden and Bannaryan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndromes and/or first degree relatives with syndrome
  • Multi-generational history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, suggestive of inherited disorder

Choose Jupiter Medical Center’s Bethany Simpson Breast Center to ensure you recieve the highest quality of care.

To schedule an appointment, call 561-132-8550.