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Breast Biopsy

I had a breast biopsy done and the nurse called and told me it was benign. She also stated that the doctor scheduled me to go have a breast MRI done. If the results were benign, then why would I need a MRI?
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An MRI is usually recommended  because it offers superior resolution and it's becoming more widely used in the evaluation of breast lumps because it is particularly sensitive to small abnormalities in the breast .Even though your biopsy results is benign,your doctor is just being cautious and wants to make sure that the abnormality in your breast that had suspicious characteristics,(requiring a biopsy)conforms with the benign biopsy results.Also if you have dense breasts,the MRI test is valuable to clearly visualize the breast tissue and other small abnormalities in the breast that could have been missed by mammogram and ultrasound test .
Wishing you all the best and benign findings also on your MRI test...
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587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,.
An MRI is usually recommended  because it offers superior resolution and it's becoming more widely used in the evaluation of breast lumps because it is particularly sensitive to small abnormalities in the breast .Even though your biopsy results is benign,your doctor is just being cautious and wants to make sure that the abnormality in your breast that had suspicious characteristics,(requiring a biopsy)conforms with the benign biopsy results.Also if you have dense breasts,the MRI test is valuable to clearly visualize the breast tissue and other small abnormalities in the breast that could have been missed by mammogram and ultrasound test .
Wishing you all the best and benign findings also on your MRI test...
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