MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging, but rather a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities. MR imaging of the breast is performed to:
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After registering, you will be escorted to the MRI Suite, where you will be informed about the scan and have a chance to ask questions. It is important that you inform the technologist of any medications you are taking, as well as any allergies you have. In addition, inform the technologist of any history of heart disease, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, or pregnancy.
You will need to remove all metal objects before entering the MRI Suite, including jewelry, glasses, clothes with zippers, keys, etc. The magnet can erase credit cards. If you are not wearing metal-free clothing, a gown will be provided for your use.