Breast MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer. It produces a clear, sharp image capturing even the tiniest irregularities.
Schedule an Appointment for a Breast MRI
Unlike conventional whole-body MRI, breast MRI is designed specifically for breast imaging. This sophisticated technology provides detailed images of breast tissue using a magnetic field and radio waves instead of the x-rays used in mammography. Digital 3-D images can be viewed from any angle with unprecedented clarity.
An MRI scan with dedicated breast imaging equipment is very different from a traditional MRI scan. As you lay on your stomach, the breasts are placed through openings in the contoured examination table. The breasts suspend away from the chest, which means there is no added discomfort from compression. We ease you into the MRI scanner feet first, thus reducing feeling of claustrophobia.
For your convenience, same day appointments are frequently available.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women at high risk for breast cancer complete a mammogram and a breast MRI every year. Women at high risk include those who:
Breast MRI may be recommended for women with dense breast tissue. Women with implants or with recently diagnosed or recurring breast cancer may also benefit from breast MRI.
Ask your doctor if breast MRI is right for you.
Our fully accredited, high-quality, advanced imaging, radiology and breast centers from Long Beach to San Clemente, near where you live and work. By offering both hospital-based and community-based outpatient imaging centers, we provide you with unmatched options.
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MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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