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Breast MRI

An MRI machine for breast scans.What is a Breast MRI and When is It Used.

It is used to examine your breasts when other imaging tests are inadequate or inconclusive, to screen for breast cancer in women with a high risk of developing the disease, and to monitor the progression of breast cancer as well as the efficiency of its treatment.

The American Cancer Society recommends outlined guidelines and breast MRI for women with a 20% or greater life-time breast cancer risk.  Please consider this information and guidelines in your future breast surveillance.

Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk Less than 20%
Breast awareness
Annual clinical breast exam
Annual screening mammogram

Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk 20% or Higher
Breast awareness
Annual screening mammogram
Clinical breast exam every 6-12 months
Recommend annual breast MRI
Consider risk reduction strategies

Breast screening form