Breast MRI

A breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) makes detailed pictures of the inside of the breast using radio waves, strong magnets, and a computer. Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer often have a breast MRI procedure to help measure the size of the cancer, look for other tumors in the breast, and to check for abnormalities in the opposite breast.

MRIs primarily supplement breast screening with mammography or ultrasound. Patients who struggle with enclosed spaces or claustrophobia should also speak with their care team prior to receiving an MRI.