This test uses magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of the structures in your breasts.
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the breasts uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in your breasts. Among the reasons your healthcare provider may order an MRI scan of your breasts include:
Mammography remains the most recommended imaging study to screen for breast cancer. If you are at high risk for breast cancer, an MRI scan of your breasts may be recommended.
MRI machines use powerful magnets, so tell your health care provider if you have any metal or medical devices in your body.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?
Remind your health care provider if there are any metal(s) or medical device(s) in your body.
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