Who needs an MRI scan of the breasts?

For accurate diagnosis of breast cancers, breast MRI is the procedure of choice. It is recommended that women who are at high risk for breast cancer should have an annual mammogram and MRI of the breast. In breast cancer patients, MRI is used to assess the extent of the breast cancer and aids in complex mammogram and Ultrasound images for a final diagnosis of a cancer. In newly breast cancer diagnosis, an MRI will assist with the determination of extent which assists the surgeon with limited surgical excision.