Abbreviated breast MRI, or AB-MRI, is a shortened version of standard breast MRI. Breast MRI is the most sensitive test available for breast cancer screening. Traditionally, it has been reserved for high-risk women. AB-MRI expands the availability to a wider population, including average and intermediate risk women, especially for those women with dense breasts.
You need to remain still for the test which takes about 10 minutes.
There is no radiation exposure or breast compression.
The exam will be read by specialized breast radiologists. The physician who ordered the test will contact you with the results, and they will be available to you through MyChart.
If your exam is positive, you may be required to undergo further testing (mammogram and/or ultrasound), short-term follow-up AB-MRI, or biopsy.
Find a provider or contact your primary care physician to get a referral and make an appointment.