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Breast MRI

What Is A Breast MRI?

A breast MRI uses a magnet to create very detailed images of the breast used to gain more information about abnormalities.

Before Your Scan

Because of the way MRI works, metal in or on your body can affect the pictures. It is very important to tell your doctor and MRI technologist if you have a cardiac pacemaker, artificial heart valve, metal implant, insulin pump or other infusion pump, aneurysm clips, stents, IUD, inner ear implant or any electronic device. Let your doctor or MRI staff know if you are pregnant or nursing. You will be asked to change clothing and leave all other metallic objects (jewelry, keys, credit cards, watches, hairpins, hearing aids, coins, etc.) in a secure place outside the scanning room.

During Your Scan

You will be asked to lie on your stomach on the scanning table with your breasts suspended in a special coil designed for breast MRI. We cannot guarantee a female technologist will be available to assist with your exam. Most scans require a contrast injection into your vein. The scan typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

After Your Scan

Your doctor will be contacted with the results of your test and will discuss them with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider.

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