Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Breast MRI is a non-invasive breast imaging tool that produces high-resolution
detailed images specifically of the breast. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance
Imaging. Breast MRI uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of
the breast and surrounding tissue. There is no radiation exposure. In
addition to providing anatomical information about the breast, MRI also
provides information about the vascular patterns of the breast, which
helps in detecting breast cancers and in differentiating them from benign tumors.
Although the procedure is not painful, we understand that an MRI can be
overwhelming. While we have already taken some steps to help you, including
a state-of-the-art wide-bore magnet where your head will be outside the
tube, please let Hoag’s staff know if you feel anxious or claustrophobic.
We will help you relax, or provide an alternative screening option.
- produces hundreds of cross-sectional detailed images of the breast
- can be used to investigate breast concerns first detected through another
- provides improved sensitivity for the detection of breast cancer under
challenging circumstances such as dense breasts, post surgical scarring
or breast implants
Hoag is home to Orange County’s first dedicated breast MRI system,
and as the highest volume provider of breast MRI in the area, you can
feel comfortable that you are in the hands of experts. Breast MRI is available
at Hoag Breast Center Newport Beach.