Breast MRI

breast mri

Breast MRI is a procedure that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an imaging device that creates a combination of magnetic fields and radio waves (no radiation) to produce images of the human anatomy, specifically breast tissue. Each exam produces hundreds of images and 3-dimensional views of the breast. This information allows for improved surgical and treatment decision-making.

The radiologists at The Jim & Eleanor Randall Breast Center recognize that breast MRI is a powerful tool to screen high-risk women, but acknowledge that false positive results can cause unnecessary concerns. Therefore, we make use of computer-aided diagnosis and high-resolution ultrasound prior to breast MRI testing to avoid false alarms that an MRI might generate. MRI is not a substitute for a screening mammogram.