Contraindications for breast MRI

What are the contraindications for breast MRI?

Pregnancy is a contraindication for breast MRI because it is not known if the contrast agent used is safe during pregnancy. Other contraindications are those that apply to any MRI examination, such as presence of a pacemaker; a metallic foreign body in the eye, brain, or near other vital structures; a cochlear implant; or a drug infusion device, to name a few. A patient completes a detailed questionnaire about possible contraindications and is checked with a metal detector before being brought into the MRI suite.


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