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What to Expect from a Breast MRI

posted on WED, OCT 12 2016 by Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Everyone knows about mammograms and the value of getting one every year once you turn 40. But some women also need a breast MRI. As Dr. Julie Sullivan, a CDI breast radiologist explains, it is a problem-solving exam. MRI allows your radiologist to see suspicious masses that aren’t as clear on a mammogram. It sometimes works the other way around, too, making mammograms the right tool. So depending on your breast density, family history, and overall risk factors, your doctor may send you for a breast MRI. If you’re headed in for the scan, watch this story to find out what you need to know first:

About Dr. George
Paula Y. George, M.D., M.A. is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, specializing in breast imaging, MRI, and breast interventional procedures at St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Center for Diagnostic Imaging – Midwest Breast Care Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Read her full bio here

About Dr. Sullivan
Julie R. Sullivan, M.D. is a board certified breast imaging radiologist at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). Dr. Sullivan also serves as an assistant professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Read her full bio here

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