For decades, mammography has been the number one screening tool for detecting breast cancer. Today, while mammography is still a valuable tool, doctors may also use MRI to screen for breast cancer in high-risk women. But what if you’re not high risk? You still may benefit from additional screening beyond mammography, and ChristianaCare is now offering another option.
The ChristianaCare Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is the first in Delaware to offer Fast Breast MRI, a shortened version of conventional MRI. It is useful for women who have dense breast tissue or have a higher than average (intermediate) risk of developing breast cancer.
Doctors may use MRI to screen for breast cancer in high-risk women.