What is Magnetic Mammography?

Magnetic Mammography is a test with high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of breast cancer. The examination lasts about 20 minutes, is performed in a prone position and includes dynamic shots after intravenous administration of a contrast agent. The patient is NOT exposed to radiation. It is mainly used as an adjunct to further investigation of findings in digital mammography and breast ultrasound in high-risk women, as well as preoperatively during the initial staging of confirmed breast cancer.

What factors increase a woman's chances of getting sick?

Factors that increase a woman's chances of getting breast cancer include:

  • Individual history of breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations.
  • Mother, sister or daughter with breast cancer.
  • Atypical pore hyperplasia or lobular neoplasm.
  • History of radiation to the chest that occurred between the ages of 10 and 30 years

Breast MRI can also be used in the following cases:

  • In the preoperative staging to assess the extent of the disease in women with invasive cancer and advanced cancer.
  • For the evaluation of residual disease in women after tumor resection with filtered surgical margins but also for the emergence of recurrence.
  • To assess the local response of the tumor to chemotherapy.
  • In the search for primary cancer in women with metastatic axillary lymphadenopathy.
  • For the investigation of doubtful findings in mammography, ultrasound or clinical examination.

The Centers of the MediOne Group are all equipped with new machines of the latest digital technology, which have the ability to process images on a computer with guaranteed results, for examinations of absolute accuracy, high definition and speed. Breast MRI is performed on MRIs that have special coils and special software.