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Is an MRI used to detect breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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