Breast MRI scans are a specialized diagnostic tool that offer addtional information to traditional mammograms. They can be invaluable in the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breasts, which may limit the sensitivity of mammography. Breast MRIs are also useful after a positive biopsy and before surgery to exclude addtional tumors. Additionally, Breast MRI s can help determine the spread of breast cancer and what the best surgical option is indicated.
Like other MRIs, breast MRIs are completely radiation free, and take advantage of some of the most advanced technology in the field. This screening tool is often used for women who are at a high risk of breast cancer or for breast cancer survivors. The scans are completely painless and typically take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.