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MRI Breast Scan provides detailed imaging of breast tissue and abnormalities.

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Breast MRI

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Cost of Breast MRI

Typical Costs

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Insurance Coverage for Breast MRI

Insurance Coverage

The cost of Breast MRI may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MRI Breast Scan?

An MRI Breast Scan is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the breast tissue. It is primarily used for detecting and diagnosing breast cancer.

How much does an MRI Breast Scan cost in the UK?

In the UK, the cost of an MRI Breast Scan typically ranges from £200 to £500. The cost can be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of your policy.

Do I need a doctor's referral for an MRI Breast Scan?

Yes, a doctor's referral is necessary for an MRI scan. If you have not been directly referred, you can obtain a referral from one of our partners or upload a referral from your doctor.

How long does an MRI Breast Scan take?

The scanning procedure for an MRI Breast Scan typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.

What conditions can an MRI Breast Scan detect?

An MRI Breast Scan is primarily used for detecting breast cancer. It can also identify benign breast conditions such as fibroadenomas and cysts, and conditions like ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), invasive ductal carcinoma, and invasive lobular carcinoma.

Further Information

Scan Procedure

During an MRI Breast Scan, the patient lies face down on a platform with openings for each breast. The platform then slides into the MRI machine where the images are taken. The scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of the breast tissue.

Preparation for the Scan

Before the scan, patients are advised to avoid wearing any metal objects as they can interfere with the MRI machine. No special dietary preparations are required.

What to Expect on the Day

The scanning procedure typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. The patient may hear loud noises from the machine during the scan. There is no pain associated with the procedure, but some patients may feel discomfort due to the position they have to maintain during the scan.

After the Scan

After the scan, patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately. The results are typically available within a few days and will be communicated by the referring doctor.

Alternative Imaging Options

Other imaging options include mammography and ultrasound. The choice of imaging technique depends on the patient's symptoms, age, breast density, and the consultant's decision.

Additional Resources

For further information or support related to MRI Breast Scan, patients can refer to resources provided by the National Health Service (NHS) and Cancer Research UK.

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