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How is a breast MRI typically performed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Brown
Dr. Eric Brown
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