Breast MRI


oaklandmri-breast-mri-michiganYou may be wondering…
What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to create detailed images of internal organs, bones and other structures within the body. These images can help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions more effectively and precisely. MRI is painless, non-invasive and does not use radiation.

Why would my physician use MRI to look for cancer?

Mammogram, ultrasound and clinical breast exams do not always provide all the information your physician needs. In that case, breast MRI may be recommended. In some situations, such as in women under the age of 40 with a higher risk of breast cancer, breast MRI might be used in screenings to detect breast cancer.

oaklandmri-woman-breast-mriHow is the MRI procedure performed?

  • Before your MRI exam, you will lay face-down on a table, with your breasts hanging into cushioned openings in the table. The openings are surrounded by a device called a coil, which enables the MRI scanner to create the images.
  • When you’re comfortable, the technologists will leave the room while the MRI exam is performed, but will communicate with you by microphone.

You may hear knocking or other sounds during your exam. This is a normal part of the operation during the scan.

To schedule Breast MRI exam please call us at (248) 740-0777.