All women with a family history of breast cancer should have a MRI breast screening examination annually. It is recommended that MRI breast screening commences five (5) years before the age at which the relative was diagnosed with breast cancer.
No preparation is required.
MRI of your breast involves lying on your stomach in the MRI Tunnel for approximately 30 minutes. Intravenous contrast media will be injected which optimises the scan. This will be administered via a drip in your arm or hand. If you are claustrophobic safe intravenous sedation can be given.
There are no post-procedure side effects and you may continue normal activity. However, if sedation was used you will be instructed not to drive after the examination.