You want a thorough understanding of your breast health. A breast MRI is an advanced technique that, when paired with conventional mammography, gives you and your doctor even more information to grasp your condition and act with targeted accuracy.
What is a breast MRI? A sophisticated MRI technology that uses a computer, magnetic field, and radio waves – instead of X-rays – to produce images of your breast tissue.
Remember that breast MRI doesn’t replace mammography, but is a powerful tool used to provide additional information about your breast health.
For which conditions is a breast MRI used?
It can be used for various conditions and situations, including:
- Determine cancer’s extent
- Evaluate patients with positive surgical margins for residual cancer
- Monitor cancer therapy
- Exclude cancer’s existence in high-risk women
- Detect occult cancer
- Characterize lesions
- Evaluate implant integrity and detect cancer in women with breast augmentation
Is breast MRI offered near you?
In early 2019, our Breast MRI department underwent a renovation and installed a Siemens 1.5T Aera MRI machine right here in northwest Ohio at the Breast Care Center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.