Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Breast Imaging

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging test that utilizes powerful magnets, radio waves, and computer technology to create high quality cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. It does not use radiation (X-rays). Stephens County Hospital offers the 1.5T magnet and a wide variety of studies. MRI testing is also used as an alternative to mammography.  A Breast MRI or contrast enhanced MRI aides in the detection of breast cancer.