KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center has installed special equipment that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast on its state-of-the-art 3T MRI.
A breast MRI is an imaging test that helps doctors detect tumors in certain women with a high risk of breast cancer.
This is a new "Catch It Early" initiative that permits easier treatment and a greater chance of survival for women with breast cancer.
MRI utilizes a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures. It does not use X-rays.
MRI is not intended as a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging.
It is a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities in some high-risk women.
The "Catch It Early" program provides uninsured/underinsured women free breast cancer screenings with advanced imaging technologies.
For more information about the program, call toll free to (866) 462-6667.