breast mri

For certain women at high risk for breast cancer, screening MRI is recommended along with a yearly mammogram. It is not generally recommended as a screening tool by itself as it may miss some cancers that mammograms would find. MRI also costs more than mammograms. Most major insurance companies will likely pay for a screening MRI if a woman can be shown to be at high risk, but it's not yet clear if all companies will do so. For more information about Breast MRI and Breast Cancer, please visit the site of the American Cancer Society at
Breast MRI

what is an breast mri?

Breast MRI is a highly sensitive test for detecting cancers and other abnormalities not found in traditional mammography or ultrasound. It is also helpful in determining the extent of cancer if there is more than one lesion. You will be asked to wear a hospital gown and remove any jewelry before the exam. Then you will be asked to lie face down on a special table for the duration of your exam, which takes about 30 minutes. The multi-dimensional image reconstruction allows radiologists to look at suspicious areas from different angles. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a computer, magnetic fields, and radio waves to generate images of the inside of the body. Speak with your doctor about the appropriateness of this test for you. New guidelines suggest that breast MRI be used for certain women with an especially high risk of developing breast cancer.
Completed reports will be available on RoyalMD

Reports are also available on the MyRAD Patient Portal