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A 34-year-old female asked:

Why is a breast mri ordered after having 2 breast ultrasounds and multiple mammogram images done, without a cancer diagnosis?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
To further: evaluate BREAST PAIN or a BREAST MASS NOT "picked up by US or Mammography.... Suggest strongly that u ask the ordering Physician or Health Care Provider..... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Difficult to know: without additional details, but broadly speaking, you are probably either at high risk (which would be an indication for MRI screening), there are equivocal or specific mammographic/ultrasound findings requiring MRI to guide management, or possibly there is a lump or other physical finding not explained by mammo/US.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2018

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