Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a highly sensitive but non-invasive imaging tool which can be used for the detection of breast cancer. It is an adjunct to traditional breast imaging modalities (mammography and ultrasound) and does not replace yearly mammography screening.
Breast MRI is a cross-sectional imaging technique which produces hundreds of images of the breast. In general, the images are taken both before and after the injection of intravenous contrast or dye. The contrast agent, called gadolinium, helps to highlight abnormal areas in the breast and is tolerated very well by most patients.
Breast MRI is very sensitive to all abnormalities in the breasts including malignant and benign processes which have increased blood flow.
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