What is MRI of the Breast?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Detailed MR images allow physicians to evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases.

MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental exam that has many important uses, including:

  • Screening in women at high risk for breast cancer
  • Determining the extent of breast cancer after a new diagnosis
  • Further evaluating hard-to-assess abnormalities seen on mammography
  • Evaluating lumpectomy sites in the years following breast cancer treatment
  • Following chemotherapy treatment in patients getting Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Evaluating breast implants

Exam Preparation

It is important to tell us if you have any implanted electronic devices such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, or any metallic devices such as surgical prostheses, stents, surgical clips. Please inform us If you have had any recent surgery as this could effect the exam. Also please inform us if you have had any metal particles in your eye or are exposed to metallic particles in your work place.

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Breast MRI in New Jersey
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The information in this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you have a medical condition consult your doctor.