MRI Breast

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for breast imaging as an alternative to mammography.

When Government Treads on Medical Practice

Dense breast tissues make mammograms (right) difficult to read, which may require complementary testing, such as MRI (left). Efforts by state legislatures mandating that physicians inform patients of the challenges of dense breast imaging raise both opportunity and risk for radiologists. Image courtesy Agfa Healthcare

Blog | January 03, 2013
For many years mammographers have been saddled with low reimbursements. Recognizing this, women’s health advocates...
Breast Coil array
Technology | November 20, 2012
In breast MRI, Hologic is showing a new 16-channel Sentinelle Breast Coil array designed to provide excellent signal-to...
Arkansas Medical Center First in the U.S. to Take 3D Mammography on the Road

The Baxter 3D mammography coach has become a critical resource for the women of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri in obtaining their annual breast cancer screening.

Case Study | October 25, 2012
  Baxter Regional Medical Center is going the extra mile to make sure women in the rural communities of northern...

U-Systems recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its somo*v automated breast ultrasound system (ABUS) for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue.

Feature | October 25, 2012 | Roberto Aranibar
  Over the last few years, new legislation mandating the inclusion of breast density findings in results letters sent...
Hitachi's Echelon Oval 1.5T

Hitachi's Echelon Oval 1.5T

Feature | October 25, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
  Activity in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems marketplace this year included the appearance of several...
Trial Results Demonstrate Diagnostic Performance of Aurora Dedicated Breast MRI System Over Whole-Body Breast MRI
News | October 02, 2012
October 2, 2012 — A clinical trial published in the October issue of Radiology demonstrates that Aurora Imaging...
Example of molecular breast imaging (MBI) with breast cancer.

Positron emission mammography (PEM) produces a 3-D tomographic view of the breast in 12 images per view. Photo courtesy of Naviscan.

Feature | Breast Imaging | July 25, 2012 | Parvez Shirazi, M.D.
The last 20 years have brought about great advances in breast cancer detection and treatment. Among them has been the...
A comparision of a small breast cancer found in a patient without dense breast tissue (left), and a tumor found in a woman with dense fibroglandular tissue. Fibroglandular Dense Breast tissue Comparison

A comparision of a small breast cancer found in a patient without dense breast tissue (left), and a tumor found in a woman with dense fibroglandular tissue. For more information visit

Feature | June 01, 2012 | Thomas S. Chang, M.D., FACR
(This article was updated in July 2016) There has been much talk in the news lately about mammographic breast density,...
Videos | Breast Imaging | March 30, 2012
Gary Levine, M.D., program chair/incoming president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, gives an overview of...
MRI Technology and Throughput
Feature | March 14, 2012 | Tobias Gilk
My laptop is four years old and reminds me, on a daily basis, why the depreciation for computer equipment is only five...
The AuroraEDGE breast MRI system

The AuroraEDGE breast MRI system

Feature | January 31, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast continues to get more play as an important adjunct to mammography in...
MBI Proven to be Equivalent to MRI in the Detection of Breast Cancer
News | December 13, 2011
December 13, 2011 – Molecular breast imaging (MBI) has been found to be equivalent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
Canadian Task Force Recommends Against Breast Cancer Screening for Women Under 50
Feature | November 22, 2011
November 21, 2011 — The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released an updated guideline for breast...
Sentinelle Aegis Offers Real-Time MRI Breast Interventional Guidance
Technology | October 14, 2011
During RSNA 2011, Hologic will feature its Sentinelle Aegis Breast imaging and interventional software. This dedicated...
ViewRay Demonstrates Potential Therapy Applications for MRI-Guided Radiation at ASTRO 2011
News | September 30, 2011
September 30, 2011 – ViewRay Inc. will present potential applications for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided...
Compassionate Care & Confident Results with Hologic Breast Biopsy Technology

The combination of the MultiCare table and the Eviva device makes a significant difference for the patient experience during stereotactic biopsies.

Case Study | September 09, 2011
Sponsored by Hologic Inc. Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) was the first healthcare provider in Frederick County,...
Feature | July 18, 2011 | Helen Kuhl
Although mammography retains its place as the first-line modality for regular screening for breast cancer, breast...
Feature | June 29, 2011 | By Steven E. Harms, M.D., FACR
As a diagnostic breast radiologist, my focus is to detect breast cancers at their earliest stages so I can provide my...
Study Shows MBI is Effective for Surgical Treatment Planning
Feature | May 03, 2011
May 3, 2011 — Molecular breast imaging (MBI) is effective in the preoperative evaluation of women with biopsy-proven...
New Technologies Open the Door for Low Dose Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Imaging
News | March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011 – A new study by Craig Thiessen, M.D., director of radiology for West Houston Radiology L.L.P. and North...