MRI (magnetic resonance
imaging) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy
to make pictures of the organs and structures inside the body. An MRI can give your doctor information about your
breasts, chest wall, and underarm.
When you have an MRI, you lie on a table and
the table moves into the MRI machine.
An MRI of the
breast can help find breast cancer and how far along it is (its stage). It can also look for
Talk to your doctor about all your health
conditions before the test. For example, tell your doctor if:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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