Accelerated Breast MRI

Get an Accelerated Breast MRI at American Health Imaging

Why breast MRI? A safe, painless imaging technique, breast MRI combines magnets and radio waves to create images of your body’s tissues. While X-rays allow for quick, convenient mammograms, breast MRI provides greater detail that helps physicians detect cancerous tumors, during early stages when they are most treatable, that a mammogram might miss. And at American Health Imaging (AHI), when you have an Accelerated Breast MRI™, also known as abbreviated breast MRI, you can have the best of both worlds—convenient imaging that produces more detailed results.

How It Works

During an Accelerated Breast MRI exam, you’ll be asked to wear a hospital gown and remove any jewelry and other metallic objects that could interfere with the machine’s magnets. You’ll lie on your stomach on a cushioned table, with your breasts naturally positioned in a cushioned opening, your head on a headrest and your arms positioned above your head. Once you’re in position, the table will slide into the circular MRI machine. During your 12 to 18-minute exam, your technologist will be able to hear, see and speak to you, alleviating any concerns you may have.

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Reasons for Accelerated Breast MRI

Yearly mammograms are excellent for screening for breast cancer, but for women at high risk, many physicians also recommend a yearly breast MRI—giving you the option to opt for the more convenient Accelerated Breast MRI. In women already diagnosed with breast cancer, Accelerated Breast MRI can also help measure existing tumors and detect the growth of new ones.

  • Mammogram and Accelerated Breast MRI: Accelerated Breast MRI can complement your yearly mammography screening.
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer: Find out what factors increase your risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Accelerated Breast MRI for High-Risk Patients: If you have one or more factors that increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer, an Accelerated Breast MRI in conjunction with your yearly mammogram could help clinicians gather important information about your breast health.
  • Accelerated Breast MRI for Low-Risk Patients: Even if you are not in the high-risk category, your doctor may order Accelerated Breast MRI to investigate suspected cancers.
  • Accelerated Breast MRI for Women With Dense Breast Tissue: Not all lumps mean cancer. Accelerated Breast MRI helps doctors determine which tissue is healthy and which tissue should be biopsied.

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Why Choose American Health Imaging

American Health Imaging (AHI) provides Accelerated Breast MRIs in Decatur, Lawrenceville, and Sandy Springs, Georgia. With same day and next day appointment options available to fit your busy schedule, AHI is your cost-effective solution for your imaging needs. Our scans are up to 60% less than the cost of hospital-based imaging, and we are in-network with 99% of health insurance plans.

Do you need to schedule a Breast MRI?

American Health Imaging offers same-day and next-day appointment options to make getting an imaging scan convenient. Get a referral from your doctor, find the American Health Imaging center closest to you, and then call to schedule an imaging appointment.