Magnetic Resonance

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The procedure is completely painless. There is no radiation associated with this study. There are no known long-time risk factors with having an MRI. Many diseases, cancers, and other conditions can be detected through this study.


Contraindications to MRI

MRI machines generate strong magnetic fields. MRI safety is important and you may not be able to qualify for the MRI scan if you have the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Aneurysm clips (if type unknown)
  • Metallic foreign body in the eye
  • Cochlear implants
  • Deep brain stimulator
  • Bullet of gunshot pellets – location dependent
  • Any non-MRI compatible metal-based prosthesis

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Computed Tomography is commonly referred to as at CT scan or CAT scan. A CT scan is essentially multiple x-ray images from various angles and like x-ray utilizes ionizing radiation. The only enhanced screening study we perform utilizing a CT scan is Coronary (Cardiac) CTA, Cardiac Calcium Scoring, and CT Lung Cancer Screening. All other enhanced screening studies are performed utilizing MRI.

Prevention involves many different things:

  • Making healthy lifestyle adjustments: exercising, maintaining a well-balanced diet, avoiding tobacco use
  • Keeping up with medications for chronic conditions
  • Getting regular health checkups and screenings
  • Detecting disease through screening may help to facilitate early intervention, improve the quality of your life, and even save your life


Results will be provided to you and your referring physician for review.

A normal enhance screening scan does not guarantee that you do not have any disease/cancer. No medical study is 100% perfect, cancer can be tiny/occult and may not detectable by imaging until it reaches a certain size.

Sometimes a enhance screening scan may detect false positives and cause anxiety, these are abnormal growths concerning for cancer which after further testing prove to be nothing worrisome.

This facility performs Breast MRI Screening on low-risk women only without symptomatology or a history of breast cancer

Only for asymptomatic low-risk screeners. If the below applies you do not qualify:

  • Women who are BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutation carriers
  • Women who received chest irradiation for treatment of another malignancy such as lymphoma between the ages of 10–30 years of age
  • Women with PTEN Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, or one of these syndromes in first-degree relatives.

* If you are a high-risk screener and would like to be considered for a Breast MRI Screening examination please have a discussion with your primary care physician about a referral to a hospital based breast assessment centre

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