Fast Breast MRI Screenings

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. Scientific studies have shown that this screening method is effective in detecting invasive breast cancers. An MRI breast screening is ideal for women with dense breast tissue who may not qualify for a conventional breast MRI study based on their lifetime risk for breast cancer. In contrast to a fast MRI, a conventional breast MRI study takes approximately 45 minutes. It is intended for women with a higher risk for developing breast cancer, such as those with inherited conditions like BRCA1/2 genetic mutations. The Fast Breast MRI does not detect the spectrum of diseases that can be identified by a conventional breast MRI exam. As with any screening exam, additional non-cancerous lesions may also be detected, which may require biopsy or additional follow-up.

What to Expect During Your MRI Breast Screening

The fast MRI breast screening 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.

Schedule Your Breast MRI

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. However, it is not intended to replace mammography. Routine screening mammograms are still recommended.

To obtain more information or to 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 Elyria Medical Center
630 East River Street
Elyria, OH 44035
440-329-7500
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UH Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
440-285-6000
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UH Geneva Medical Center
870 West Main Street
Geneva, OH 44041
440-415-0165
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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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