Fast MRI

What is a “Fast Breast MRI” Study?

The “Fast Breast MRI” is a 10-minute, self-pay examination that scientific studies have shown to be effective in finding invasive breast cancers. It is ideal for women with dense breast tissue who desire additional breast cancer screening but do not meet the criteria to qualify for a conventional breast MRI study based on their lifetime risk for breast cancer. The conventional breast MRI study (45 minutes) is intended for women with a higher risk for developing breast cancer, such as BRCA1/2 genetic mutations, etc. The Fast Breast MRI does not detect the spectrum of diseases that can be detected by the conventional breast MRI exam. As with any screening exam, additional non-cancerous lesions may also be detected that may require biopsy or additional follow-up.

What to Expect

The Fast Breast MRI requires an injection of contrast that is given through an IV. The study will be interpreted by a specially trained breast radiologist and the results will be sent to your doctor. You will need a doctor’s order for this exam. There is no radiation associated with this study.

Who Should Get this Procedure?

The Fast Breast MRI is a low cost, self-pay supplemental study for women with dense breast tissue who want a screening that is more sensitive to breast cancer than mammography. The Fast Breast MRI may detect cancers not visible on a mammogram but is not intended to replace mammography. Routine screening mammograms are still recommended.

To obtain more information or schedule an appointment, call 216-844-1700.

Locations

FAST MRI is only available at:

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-1000
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UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-593-5500
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UH Geauga Medical Center

13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
440-285-6000
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UH Portage Medical Center

6847 N Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
330-297-0811
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UH St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
440-835-8000
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UH Avon Health Center

1997 Healthway Drive
Avon, OH 44011
440-988-6800
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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Road
Westlake, OH 44145
440-250-2100
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