Breast MRI is a radiation free procedure that provides detailed images of the breast, further defining lumps and lesions and allowing for pin pointing size and location. MRI images also can help physicians evaluate breast implants.
There is very little preparation for the MRI procedure. To ensure your safety, you will be asked question regarding your medical history. You may eat normally and go about your daily routine. Continue to take any medications prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed. In certain instances, a contrast agent may be administered by injection to allow the images to be more distinct. Because of the magnetic field, you will be asked to leave coins, jewelry, watches, glasses, credit cards, keys, hairpins, and other metal objects in a safe place outside the scan room.