High Risk Patients – The American Cancer Society guidelines recommend an annual MRI, as well as a mammogram for women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer.
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer – Women who have had cancer diagnosed in one breast, should get a Breast MRI to further evaluate both breasts.
Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer – MRI can help determine the extent of breast cancer and assist in choosing the best treatment options.
Monitoring Therapy – It may also be useful to monitor patients for response to treatment and for evaluation of recurrent breast cancer.
Implant status – MRI is recommended for women with implants to evaluate both the implant and the breast.