A Breast MRI looks specifically at the breast and offers valuable information about many breast conditions by compiling hundreds of images, all cross-sectional in all three directions that cannot be obtained through mammography or ultrasound. The MRI produces no radiation and the procedure has no known hazards to your health. A typical Breast MRI takes approximately 90 minutes.
MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.
Evaluate abnormalities detected by mammography
Without contrast material, an MRI of the breast can show:
By comparing breast images taken before and after contrast material injection, an MRI of the breast can determine:
Breast MRIs should always supplement, not replace, standard screening and diagnostic procedures such as clinical and self-exams, as well as mammograms.
Once your scan is complete, a Radiologist will examine the images. Your physician will receive the images and reports via PACS and fax. Contact your physician directly to discuss your results. Results are also available through the Patient Portal. Allow 3 to 5 business days.
We invite you to experience the UCI difference. With two locations to serve you, University Center Imaging has the specialized staff necessary to assist with all your imaging needs. Schedule your appointment today with a member of the UCI Scheduling Team.