Magnetic resonance imaging of invasive breast cancer

  • P Corr
  • S Panday
  • P Seolall
  • H Booth


Breast MR is a sensitive but nonspecific imaging investigation to detect breast cancer. MR imaging strengths lie in the accurate staging of the primary tumour, detecting recurrent cancer following lumpectomy and radiation therapy, problem solving in cases where there are equivocal mammographic findings, and screening for breast cancer in younger women with familial breast cancer. Interpretation of MR images requires a meticulous imaging technique including the use of contrast enhancement and fat suppression MR sequences using a good breast coil.

South African Journal of Radiology Vol. 9 (3) 2005: pp. 4-6