Dedicated Breast MRI

Dr. Harms and Breast MRIDr. Steven Harms is a world-renowned MRI expert; he developed the dedicated Breast MRI.

Dedicated Breast MRI is the most sensitive breast imaging test available.  Breast MRI’s at The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, are read by the world-renowned radiologist and MRI expert, Dr. Steven Harms.

When used with conventional x-ray mammography, breast MRI can provide valuable information for the detection and characterization of breast disease. 

Breast MRI is ideal for a wide range of indications in breast disease management:

Breast MRI has been known to detect small breast cancers that cannot be seen by mammography.  MRI provides an excellent way to image dense breast tissue, which can sometimes make it difficult to see through on mammograms.

  • Screen for cancer in high-risk women
  • Evaluate implant integrity and detect cancer in women with breast augmentation
  • Detect cancer that cannot be seen with conventional imaging
  • Characterize lesions
  • Determine the extent of cancer
  • Monitor cancer therapy
  • Evaluate patients with positive surgical margins for residual cancer

Dedicated Breast MRI

The Breast Center is one of the few breast centers in the nation to offer breast MRI within the center. We employ an Aurora breast MRI, which is the only MR instrument manufactured specifically for breast imaging. All of the components of the Aurora MRI are optimized for breast imaging. The MRI machines typically used in hospitals are designed for whole body applications and are altered to do breast imaging.

In this video, Dr. Steven Harms discusses Breast MRI:

Breast MRI facts:

  • No x-ray radiation
  • Does not require breast compression
  • Does require the injection of a small amount of clear contrast medication
  • Uniquely suited for a number of indications that may be limited with mammography

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