Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
WHEN IMAGE QUALITY MATTERS
What is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a large magnet along with radiofrequencies to produce an extremely detailed image of tissues, organs, and other structures within the body.
An MRI may be ordered by your provider for a greater detail of imaging in muscles, joints, spinal cord injuries, or to obtain images of the brain.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
Each MRI exam generates hundreds of high quality images of the breast tissue. These images are specifically taken to view all angles and sides of the breast from side to side, top to bottom, and front to back. The images are then read by the radiologist for diagnostic purposes. This modality uses no radioactivity to produce images, unlike a CT scan.
WHAT ABOUT RADIATION?
Unlike a CT scan, an MRI procedures produces no radiation in the exam. This sometimes makes it preferable when obtaining images.