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Why is breast magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) performed?

A breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done to:
  • Find breast cancer early in those with dense breast tissue (usually found in younger women) or those with a high risk for breast cancer
  • Evaluate abnormalities found on a mammogram or breast ultrasound
  • Show the difference between scar tissue and recurrent tumors
  • Evaluate breast implants
  • Assess the effectiveness of chemotherapy

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