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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a magnetic field to provide three-dimensional images of internal body structures, including the breast. MRI is expensive and requires the injection of intravenous contrast dyes. Studies have shown that MRI has a higher sensitivity in detecting breast cancer in high risk women, than other screening methods. However, there are no study data showing that MRI screening reduces the number of breast cancer deaths.
Currently, breast MRI is a problem solving tool in an appropriate clinical setting, when initial imaging with mammography and ultrasound is inconclusive.
MRI should ideally be performed on day 7-12 of the menstrual cycle. No specific patient preparation is required but you need to have some recent blood investigation (Urea, Creatinine) results with you, which your doctor would let you know.