Mass General Imaging offers breast MRI services at multiple locations.
A breast MRI creates highly detailed images of breast tissue. It is used with other imaging such as mammography and ultrasound to provide an overview of breast health. An appointment takes about an hour but the actual scan time is only about 15 minutes.
A breast MRI uses contrast injected through an IV. Contrast helps improve the clarity of images to make a diagnosis more accurate. It works by making some tissues and structures stand out from others so radiologists can see them more clearly.
The benefits of using contrast typically outweigh any potential risk. We carefully asses your risk before giving you contrast.
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