Who Should Have A Breast MRI?
Women with a strong family history of breast cancer such as women with 2 or more close relatives who had breast or ovarian cancer or who have a close relative who developed breast cancer before age 50.
Why Would a MRI be necessary?
MRI's are better at showing increased or abnormal blood flow in the breast, a sign of early cancers not visible with a mammogram. They are also better for identifying cancer in women with dense, non fatty breasts.
How Do I Choose a MRI testing facility?
Some medical facilities that offer MRI lack the expertise and equipment to do MRI-guided biopsies, meaning the MRI will have to be repeated elsewhere if a positive result is found. The cancer society says breast MRIs should be done at a facility that has biopsy capability.