When is MRI contraindicated in breast cancer screening?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Erin V Newton, MD; Chief Editor: Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS  more...
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Conversely, in a number of situations, MRI is essentially contraindicated, usually because of physical constraints that prevent adequate patient positioning. These constraints include the following:

  • Contraindication to gadolinium-based contrast media (eg, allergy, pregnancy)
  • Patient's inability to lie prone

  • Marked kyphosis or kyphoscoliosis

  • Marked obesity

  • Extremely large breasts

  • Severe claustrophobia


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