Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a computer, a magnetic field, and radio waves to produce images of the soft tissues in the body.
Imaging experts at the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program use MRI in conjunction with traditional mammography to provide high-quality breast images that may lead to the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
We use MRI, sometimes called magnetic resonance mammography (MRM), when imaging the breasts for:
- Diagnosing breast implant rupture
- Surgical planning
- Breast cancer staging and treatment planning
- Post-surgery and post-radiation follow up
- Monitoring high-risk patients with a known or suspected genetic mutation that may cause breast cancer