Russell Medical is proud to offer breast MRI to women in the Lake martin area. This screening takes more detailed images of breast tissue than other screenings, such as mammography or ultrasound. Breast MRI is used in addition to standard mammography to improve diagnosis accuracy rates. It has been proven beneficial in detecting lobular breast cancer, a form that is difficult to diagnose with mammography. In addition, breast MRI can successfully screen dense breast tissue and breast implants, which can be difficult to image using traditional mammography.
The American Cancer Society recommends women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer, such as those with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, talk with their doctor about having a breast MRI. It’s a supplemental tool for detecting breast cancer and other breast abnormalities and doesn’t replace mammography or ultrasound imaging.