What Is Breast MRI?
MRI is a sophisticated technology that stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. By using a computer, a magnetic field and radio waves (instead of x-rays), the MRI produces detailed images of the soft tissues in the body from any angle and with great clarity. It is a vital diagnostic tool in breast health when used in conjunction with mammography and ultrasound. The increased level of detail that MRI offers helps in making more informed diagnoses.
MRI technology has been in clinical use for over 30 years, providing information to physicians to help in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The technology has been used successfully in breast imaging and is playing an increasingly important role in earlier diagnostic accuracy.
Breast MRI provides 3-D pictures of both breasts, the chest wall and the lymph nodes located under each arm. These high-resolution bilateral images have allowed specialists to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses. In addition, breast MRI does not require compression of the breast.
The Aurora Breast MRI system is the only commercially available, FDA cleared, MRI system designed specifically for 3-D bilateral breast imaging.
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