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MRI of the breasts

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women after non-melanoma skin cancers. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not as common. Breast cancer is formed in the cells of the breast; these cells are found in breast tissue, as well as the area between the clavicle (collarbone), underarm and sternum (breastbone). 
MRI is indicative for: 
– Evaluating the extent of known breast cancer for pre-operative 
– Examine the spread of known breast cancer 
– Screening for high risk patients 
– Follow up for patients who have had breast cancer 
– Pre-operative to help the surgeon plan for surgery

Examination duration 20 TO 50 MINUTES


Examinations NOT COVERED by the RAMQ
Most group insurance plans reimburse the cost of such examinations. Inquire if your plan covers the examination. We accept applications from the CSST and the SAAQ.


PREPARATION

Do not wear deodorant or antiperspirant before the examination (bring your previous films and reports)

Do not drink or eat anything 3 hours before the examination