Dedicated Breast MRI
Frequently asked questions about Breast MRI:
Should I have a breast MRI?
That is a question best determined by you and your referring physician. Mammography is excellent, and remains the imaging method of choice for the majority of women. Women with very dense breasts combined with other risk factors may be eligible for breast MRI. Rarely is the procedure ordered with first having a mammogram and/or an ultrasound beforehand.
If I need an MRI would it occur on the same day as my other imaging?
Probably not. Breast MRI is expensive and most insurance companies require a precertification process that usually results in scheduling delays. Your referring physician and Solis will work together in the precertification process.
If I am scheduled for a breast MRI, how should I prepare?
There is really no pre-exam preparation. You may eat and drink as you normally would and take any medications that you normally take. Please dress comfortably, but make certain that you choose clothes that do not contain any metal zippers, buttons, or snaps. No metal is allowed in the MRI exam area. You will also be asked to remove all metal jewelry before entering the room.
How long will the breast MRI take?
The average breast MRI examination takes 30-45 minutes. You should, however, plan on additional time to register before the examination and to dress before leaving.