Skip to Content. Breast magnetic resonance imaging MRI is an imaging test that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed, computer-generated images of your breast tissue. Diagnose and evaluate breast tumors. An MRI may identify a small mass within a breast better than a mammogram or ultrasound.
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Magnetic resonance imaging MRI of the breast — or breast MRI — is a test used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities in the breast. A breast MRI captures multiple images of your breast. Breast MRI images are combined, using a computer, to create detailed pictures. A breast MRI usually is performed after you have a biopsy that's positive for cancer and your doctor needs more information about the extent of the disease. For some people, a breast MRI may be used with mammograms as a screening tool for detecting breast cancer.
MRI spots tumors in women with dense breasts, but false positives a problem
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October 27, Beth Reisboard, 76, was relieved in when she received the results from her annual mammogram: "Negative. Reisboard has dense breasts, which means there are certain cancers that mammography may not be sensitive enough to detect. Twelve hours later, she received a call from the clinic—they had found a tumor. By recommending a second screening , Dr.