At Derry Imaging we offer cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology for high resolution Breast MRI. Breast MRI

Breast MRI is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging–it is a supplemental tool for enhanced diagnostics. Breast MRI provides a different view than mammography and is suitable in certain situations, such as:

  • having dense breast tissue
  • those with high risk for breast cancer
  • newly diagnosed breast cancers, to see whether cancer has spread
  • to more accurately plan surgery
  • to judge the effectiveness of chemotherapy

Who should have a breast MRI?

The American Cancer Society recommends that women at high risk for developing breast cancer be screened annually with a breast MRI in addition to a mammogram.

According to ACS guidelines, women at high risk include those who:

  • have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation
  • have a first degree relative with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, and have not had genetic testing themselves
  • have a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20-25% or greater, according to risk assessment tools that are based mainly on family history
  • had radiation therapy to the chest when they were between 10 and 30 years old
  • have Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome or hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome, or have a first degree relative with any one of those syndromes

For more information, please visit the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
 – An Interactive Tool for Measuring the Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer