What to Expect from a Breast MRI

Everyone knows about mammograms and the value of getting one every year once you turn 40. But some women also need a breast MRI. As Dr. Julie Sullivan, a RAYUS breast radiologist explains, it is a problem-solving exam. MRI allows your radiologist to see suspicious masses that aren’t as clear on a mammogram. It sometimes works the other way around, too, making mammograms the right tool. So depending on your breast density, family history, and overall risk factors, your doctor may send you for a breast MRI. If you’re headed in for the scan, watch this story to find out what you need to know first: