Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180
If you have been scheduled for a Breast MRI you will be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your exam. After the safety screening is complete you will be asked to change into MRI Safe clothing.
Elliot at River’s Edge utilizes a 3Tesla high field MR system to obtain all breast imaging.
This exam requires the use of a contrast agent called Gadavist. The Gadavist will be administered by using an IV in either your arm or hand and an injecting system that will take timed pictures of the contrast flowing through your body. Your IV will be set up outside of the scan room prior to your exam.
Once in the scan room you will be asked to lie on your stomach onto our dedicated breast coil which is designed to obtain signal with significant detail for the Radiologists.
The breast MRI appointment takes 45 minutes however you are only in the actual MRI machine for 25 Minutes.
If you have silicone implants this requires additional images making the total time 40 minutes in the machine. *Breast MRI is extremely sensitive to motion and requires that you remain completely still. Any motion may obscure the anatomy and information the Radiologist will use to make a diagnosis.
After the exam is complete you will be able to return to daily activity without any restrictions.The images obtain during the MRI will be sent to a special system where a Radiologist dedicated to Breast MRI will visualize color mapped images as well as time point graphs to dictate results. These results will be sent to your referring physician who will go over the results with you.