This test uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in the breast.
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of a breast is a test that uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the structures in the breast. A healthcare provider may order a MRI to:
Mammography is the most recommended imaging study for breast cancer screening. However, if you are at high risk for breast cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend an MRI scan of your breast to screen for the disease.
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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