For optimal image quality, please schedule your Breast MRI seven to 10 days after the first day of your menstrual cycle.
Please let us know before you schedule your study whether you are pregnant or nursing, and/or if you have a magnetic expander implant or a pacemaker.
If you are claustrophobic (fearful of small, enclosed areas) or experience pain when lying on your chest for more than 30 minutes, your referring physician may prescribe a relaxant or pain medication to help you through the exam. The imaging physicians at Cedars-Sinai cannot prescribe such medications for you.
If you have received a mammogram at a different facility within the past two years, it is helpful to bring it with you at the time of your exam. You should be able to get a copy of your films by contacting the facility that performed the exam.
Please leave your jewelry and valuables at home.
Please wear comfortable clothing.
Please tell the technologist, radiology nurse and/or imaging physician of any allergies you may have, if you are pregnant or are nursing, and if you have a magnetic expander implant.