Fast MRI

What is a “Fast Breast MRI” Study?

If you're one of the 40% of women diagnosed with dense breast tissue, this self-pay test is a real game change.

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.


FAST MRI is only available at:

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood OH, 44122
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UH Elyria Medical Center
630 East River Street
Elyria, OH 44035
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UH Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
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UH Portage Medical Center
6847 N Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
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UH St. John Medical Center
29000 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
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UH Avon Health Center
1997 Healthway Drive
Avon, OH 44011
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UH Westlake Health Center
960 Clague Road
Westlake, OH 44145
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