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Topic: Breast MRI - What machine is the best for breast interpretation?

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020 02:25PM

CasM wrote:

General question - I have been diagnosed with ALH so I am on 6 month Mammo/6 month MRI rotation due to high risk. Next MRI April 2020. What is the best MRI machine to request or search around for when getting a breast MRI? I live in Washington DC metro area and would like to go to a progressive location with good MRI equipment.

ALH diagnosis Oct 2018
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Feb 18, 2020 04:40PM jessie123 wrote:

You're smart to look for the best machine. I have a hard enough time finding the best doctors for anything, much less equipment. Hope someone can give you tips on what to ask or look for as it will be helpful for all of us.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/15/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 18, 2020 04:46PM MinusTwo wrote:

Cas - I saw you got the answers on another thread.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Feb 19, 2020 09:06AM VeeHow wrote:

Do you know the thread her questions are answered at? I didn’t even know there were different MRI machines.

Started with Mammogram, then Ultrasound, then MRI - ADH. Excisional Biopsy - DCIS, Lumpectomy - DCIS/IDC Dx 3/17/2020, DCIS/IDC, Left, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/22/2020 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy
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Feb 19, 2020 09:32AM - edited Feb 19, 2020 09:37AM by CasM

Hi VeeHow - DJMAMMO answered over at Intepreting your report in the forum - Not diagnosed but worried.

His Answer:

Good question. A 3T unit makes better pictures than a 1.5T unit for breast but sometimes comparison is easier if all the scans are done on the same unit at the same facility with the same protocols.

ALH diagnosis Oct 2018

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