Breast MRI

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Breast MRI is a new tool to detect and prevent early stage breast cancer in women. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses powerful radio waves to produce detailed pictures of organs, tissues, and bones that x-rays or ultrasounds are not able to find. Breast MRI can screen for early stage cancer in women, detect scar tissue, identify recurrent tumors, gauge the effectiveness of breast implants, and any information needed to make treatment decisions. These screens do not replace mammograms; they serve as an additional "eye" for detecting breast cancer or breast abnormalities. On average, women over the age of 40 are encouraged to have a mammogram screening once a year. Interview: Dr. Dana Smetherman, Radiologist

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