What You Need to Know About Breast MRI

Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used as an additional screening tool for patients at high risk for breast cancer, and also as a diagnostic tool to gather further information about a patient with a specific breast problem.

Breast MRIs cannot find tiny microcalcifications and sometimes cannot distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous masses. Therefore, breast MRI should not be used as a replacement regular mammograms.

Your primary care provider or breast health specialist can help determine if a breast MRI is appropriate for you.

Please call 617-754-9500 for more information about breast MRI or to schedule an appointment.

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