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Our Imaging Services department offers MRI-guided breast biopsy for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, a procedure that may be necessary in cases where mammography and ultrasound do not provide a clear enough view of a mass or suspicious area.

The role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer detection reflects the sensitivity of its high-powered magnets to produce detailed pictures of areas inside the body. The equipment creates images of the breast or other organs from every angle, including side to side and top to bottom. A radiologist interprets the images in making a diagnosis.

MRI provides an added way to evaluate women with a known diagnosis of breast cancer or who carry the genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, that put them at special risk for breast cancer.

MRI's other diagnostic uses at Woman's Hospital:
  • Prenatal imaging of the fetus: further evaluation of fetal abnormalities detected on ultrasound
  • Premature or ill infants: evaluation of brain and spine abnormalities which are often better demonstrated with MRI as compared to CT scan or ultrasound
  • Adult female pelvis: evaluation of patients with ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, and conditions that cause infertility.

Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM

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Imaging Services: Hospital 1st floor. Facing the main information desk, all imaging services are located directly to the right.

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PH: 225-924-8391
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Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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