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MRI (breast)
 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the breast can add valuable information to other procedures such as mammography and ultrasound.  The MRI may pick up breast conditions that are not picked up by other procedures.

Breast MRI is a supplemental procedure for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.  A contrast is usually used and the MRI can help:
  • screen for breast cancer
  • evaluate the integrity of breast implants
  • distinguish between scar tissue and recurrent breast cancer
  • evaluate women with new breast cancer to determine the extent of the disease
  • look for additional cancer prior to breast conservation surgery
  • determine whether cancer has spread further in the breast or into the chest wall
  • assess response to chemotherapy

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