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Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses radio waves and strong magnets to make detailed pictures of the inside of the breast. When is breast MRI used? Breast MRI is often used in women who already have been diagnosed with breast cancer, to help measure the size of the cancer, look for other Last Revised: October 9, 2017.

Breast MRI uses magnetic fields to create an image of the breast. Breast MRI is used in breast cancer diagnosis and staging. It is also used in breast cancer screening for women at higher risk.

A breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a test that is sometimes performed along with a screening mammogram in women with at least a 20% lifetime risk of .

Breast MRI Cancer Screening. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast — or breast MRI — is a breast imaging technique that captures multiple cross-sectional pictures of your breast and combines them via computer to generate detailed, two-dimensional and three-dimensional pictures.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. On a global scale, every tenth woman is affected, and numbers continue to rise. MR imaging can help physicians provide early and reliable diagnosis especially in difficult cases.