Breast MRI

MRI, an abbreviation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, does not use X-ray. An MRI uses a high-magnetic field and pulsing radio waves to create sophisticated 3-dimensional images of the breast. MRI is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool that has many important uses:
  • Screening women at high risk for breast cancer
  • Determining the extent of cancer after a new diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Further evaluating hard-to-assess abnormalities seen on mammography