XRA Medical Imaging's Breast MRI Services

XRA Medical Imaging is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Rhode Island.  Find information regarding our breast MRI service below, and our office locations where a breast MRI can be performed.

Understanding Breast MRI and Cancer

Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most commonly-seen type of cancer in women and is the second deadliest cancer in women after lung cancer.  It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  

Breast MRI is becoming more commonly performed and is primarily used for determining extent of disease, monitoring response to therapy in breast cancer patients, and screening high-risk patients.

Clinical research has shown that breast MRI can be highly sensitive in its ability to detect invasive breast cancer.  Unlike other breast imaging modalities, which look at physical characteristics of breast tissue only, MRI is also able to study how breast tissue behaves.  Malignant tissue tends to absorb an intravenously administered contrast agent at a higher rate than surrounding tissue, due to tumor angiogenesis.

Breast MRI images are among the most sensitive for detection of invasive breast carcinoma.  Extensive and ongoing research continues to expand the indications for this imaging procedure.

 

 

Breast MRI Questions & Answers

  • How is a Breast MRI performed?
  • What is CADstream technology?
  • What is an MRI-guided breast biopsy?
  • Why have a Breast MRI?
  • How do I prepare for a Breast MRI?
  • Which XRA locations offer Breast MRI services?

Call 877-ONLY-XRA (877-665-9972) for an appointment.