Advanced Imaging Centers is pleased to offer the latest in MRI Technology. The 1.5T wide/short bore system, promises sharper imaging, reduced exam time/rescanning. The patient experience is enhanced through noise reduction, motion forgiveness, and the elimination of breath holds.

In addition, Advanced Imaging Centers offers Breast MRI.

Breast MRI is a tool for evaluating breast problems, and it can be used in addition to mammography in certain cases.

Mammography uses low-dose X-rays to look at the breasts, while MRI takes pictures using a very powerful magnet and radio waves. A Breast MRI scan involves no surgery, no radiation, no hospitalization and has no known side effects.

Who Should Have A Breast MRI?

Breast MRI is used to screen women who have:

  • A mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer gene
  • A first-degree relative (parent, sibling, child) with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
  • An increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer
  • Had radiation to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30
  • Any rare genetic diseases that increase their risk for breast cancer

A Breast MRI Is Also Used To:

  • Look at abnormalities found during mammography, physical exam or ultrasound as recommended by the radiologist
  • Look at breast implants and the tissues around them if there is a medical concern
  • Look at the breasts of women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer before surgery
  • Check on the effectiveness of chemotherapy for some women being treated for breast cancer
  • See the difference between scar tissue and a recurrent tumor after breast cancer surgery