Magnetic resonance, or MRI, is currently a non-invasive radiological modality, which provides selectable images on any plane in space. MRI does not involve the use of ionizing radiation and provides excellent morphological and functional characterization of the tissues.

The MRI image is obtained by computer processing of the electromagnetic wave signal. Our Magnetic Resonance equipment is the latest high-field generation (1.5 TESLAS). We have a specific post-processing system that allows for computer-assisted detection (CADSTREAM®). This system performs the automatic calculation of angiogenesis maps, lesion volume, MIP, and dynamic curves, and provides information about the contour and morphology of the lesions.

Its role is essential in the therapeutic planning of breast cancer -making it possible to diagnose non-visible lesions with other techniques – and in the follow-up of treated patients to assess recurrences. It is very useful for monitoring asymptomatic patients with a family history of breast cancer, in high-risk patients with BRCA 1 and 2 mutation, and in patients with breast prostheses.

In addition to the use of MRI for the study of the breast, it is used for the study of the whole body and of the other anatomical regions: brain, spine, liver, female pelvis, etc.

Carrying out a “Total-RM” or “Whole Body Scan” makes it possible to carry out extension studies of the whole body for the detection of metastases, especially in bone. The application of new MRI sequences (diffusion, perfusion …) make MRI a more precise technique and in constant progress.