Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Breast

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Title: Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Breast
Description: MRI of the breast; drawing shows a person lying face down on a narrow, padded table with their arms above their head. The person’s breasts hang down into an opening in the table. The table slides into the MRI machine, which takes detailed pictures of the inside of the breast. An inset shows an MRI image of the insides of both breasts.

An MRI of the breast is a procedure that uses radio waves, a strong magnet, and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of the breast. A contrast dye may be injected into a vein (not shown) to make the breast tissues easier to see on the MRI pictures. An MRI may be used with other breast imaging tests to detect breast cancer or other abnormal changes in the breast. It may also be used to screen for breast cancer in some people who have a high risk of the disease.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Breast
Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR810165
Date Created: September 21, 2022
Date Added: October 12, 2022
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow