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How is a breast mri typically performed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Face-down: A breast MRI is performed with patients laying on their stomach, allowing gravity to move the breast tissue away from the chest wall through a hole cut out of the table. This is performed with the injection of an intravenous dye to help differentiate benign lumps from cancers.
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Dr. Eric Brown
General Surgery 33 years experience
Like a CT Scan: There is an IV dyes used. You lie prone (on your stomach). Takes about 30-40 minutes. You are in a 'tube'. No pain. Noisy.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
You: are positioned prone(on your stomach) with your breasts extending through an opening into the special breast coil utilized for breast MRI. There is usually a contrast injection. Otherwise it is no different from other MRIs.
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Last updated May 29, 2015

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