No special preparation is needed prior to your MRI. Eat normally and take medications as usual, unless your doctor has given you other instructions.
You will be asked to remove your eyeglasses, watch, jewelry, credit cards, dentures, hearing aids and any other metallic objects you are carrying.
You will have two scans: one lying on your back and the second lying on your stomach after receiving a contrast medium. The contrast is given intravenously, and is usually well tolerated. Let your physician know if you have had allergic reactions to contrast, iodine, or shellfish.
The actual scan utilizing the breast coil will be the second one, lying face down, as your breasts fit comfortably within the coils on the table. There will be no "squeezing” characteristic of a mammogram. The scans usually take 30 to 45 minutes.