Breast MRI
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What is Breast MRI?

MRI uses magnetic fields to make images of the inside of the body. A computer produces two- and three-dimensional pictures. MRI of the breast uses an MRI to evaluate breast tissue.

Breast MRI can be used to:

  • Evaluate breast abnormalities seen on mammography
  • Identify breast abnormalities in women (and in some cases, men) with dense breast tissue, implants, or scar tissue
  • Examine breast implants
  • Examine scar tissue
  • Evaluate the progress of breast cancer treatment
  • Identify cysts or enlarged breast ducts
  • Examine lymph nodes near the breast

Breast Cysts
Breast Cysts
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Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Worsening of your symptoms
  • Any allergic or abnormal symptoms, like a rash or swelling if you were injected with contrast dye

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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