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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is an mri used to detect breast cancer?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Mri of breast can help breast cancer diagnosis. Need to have physical exam, mammogram, and ultrasound as needed. If these tests don't answer the question MRI can be done. See radiologyinfo.Org.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Sometimes: Mris are more sensitive than mammograms for detecting breast cancer, especially in young women +/-those with very dense breast tissue; however, they are 20x the cost. Therefore, we reserve mris for women with >20% lifetime risk for breast cancer. They are also very useful for determining if an implant has ruptured, and determining the extent of breast cancer if someone may need mastectomy.
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