The Breast Center at Kaweah Delta Imaging Center became the only breast center in town with this type of technology.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive way of viewing organs, soft tissues, bone and other internal body structures without the use of x-rays. Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body for conditions that may not be visible with other imaging methods (such as x-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan). MRI has proven very valuable in diagnosing a broad range of conditions, including cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke and musculoskeletal disorders.
MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather is a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.