Important information to know
ABOUT BREAST MRI
Breast MRI is a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Doctors use Breast MRI to detect abnormalities in the breast as well as breast cancer. Rather than using X-ray, MRI uses a safe magnetic field and radio waves to create medical images. Breast MRI can be used in addition to mammography or ultrasound.
Breast MRI scans take approximately 45 minutes to complete. During the exam, you life face down and place your breasts in a cushioned area. When the scan begins, you will hear a loud muffled thumping sounds that lasts several minutes. Then the technologist will give you an injection of contrast through an IV. After the injection, more MRI pictures are taken. The technologist will stay in contact with you throughout your exam.
Please note: For women who still have a menstrual period, Breast MRIs will be scheduled within 10 days of the first day of the menstrual period.