Breast MRI and Ultrasound
Screening breast ultrasound uses sound waves to reflect back differently from different types of normal and cancerous tissue. Usually, ultrasound is used as a follow up if something suspicious shows on a mammogram. Breast ultrasound is particularly helpful in distinguishing between a solid mass and a fluid filled cyst. However, breast ultrasound may be a good option for you if you cannot undergo a MRI.
Breast MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the breast that is not affected by the density of breast tissue. A breast MRI is very useful in finding cancer and is a good choice for women with dense breasts or those with a high risk of developing breast cancer.