A magnetic resonance imaging, or breast MRI scan creates detailed three-dimensional pictures of the breast and surrounding tissues that may not be seen as clearly on ultrasound or mammogram. Some patients may need to have dye injected into their arm to make breast structures show more clearly.
Breast MRI uses magnets to form the images your physician will see, not radiation, so there’s no possibility of radiation exposure.
It may be done along with mammography or ultrasound, but it is not a replacement for mammography.
Breast MRI may be performed to:
Breast MRI is available only at the Mercy Regional Breast Center, Janesville.