Chughtai Lab MR Mammography With Contrast Test Price and Details
Last Updated On Sunday, March 3, 2024
MR Mammography With Contrast at Chughtai Lab
What Is The MR Mammography With Contrast Test?
Mammography is the primary method for detecting breast cancer early so that it can be treated. Unfortunately, mammography is less effective in women with dense breast tissue or who are at high risk for breast cancer. Breast MRI is also used in these women to aid in the detection of breast cancers.
A new type of mammogram is contrast-enhanced mammography. It combines contrast material with a mammogram to highlight areas that may be breast cancer but would be missed on a mammogram alone. This is comparable to a breast MRI.
When Is MR Mammography With Contrast Performed?
During a breast, MRI to look for breast
cancer, a contrast material called gadolinium is injected into a vein in the
arm, which helps show any abnormal areas of breast tissue.
A doctor would recommend an MR mammography
test if you have:
- Breast cancer has been diagnosed
- Breast cancer in the family
- Breast enlargement
What Does MR Mammography With Contrast Detect?
Women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer are more likely to develop the disease at a younger age and are therefore screened at a younger age.
As a result, this population has a high proportion of women with extremely dense breasts. Furthermore, imaging characteristics of cancers developing in high-risk women are less specific and may resemble benign lesions. As a result, mammographic screening in high-risk women performs significantly worse than in the general population.
- Further examination of mammographic
- Finding early breast cancers that other
tests have missed, particularly in high-risk women and those with dense breast
- Examine for cancer in women who have
implants or scar tissue that could cause a mammogram to produce an incorrect
result. This test can also be used to check for changes in the scars of women
who have had a lumpectomy.
- Detecting small abnormalities that
mammography and ultrasound do not detect (for example, MRI has been useful for
women who have breast cancer cells present in an underarm lymph node, but lack
a mass that is palpable or visible on diagnostic tests)
- Check for silicone gel implant leakage.
- Examine the size and precise location of
breast cancer lesions, as well as the possibility that multiple areas of the
breast are involved (this is helpful for cancers that spread and involve more
than one area)
What Are The Benefits Of This MR Mammography With Contrast?
Whether a lumpectomy or a mastectomy would
be more effective
Detecting changes in a breast that has not
recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Women with breast cancer have a
10% chance of developing cancer in the opposite breast. According to a recent
study, breast MRI can detect cancer in the opposite breast that may have been
missed during the initial breast cancer diagnosis.)
- Detection of breast cancer spread into the
chest wall, which may alter treatment options.
- Recurrence of breast cancer or residual tumor
- An assessment of a newly inverted nipple
When Should I Know The Results Of MR Mammography With Contrast Test?
You can usually expect the results of a screening mammogram within two days.
MR Mammography With Contrast Test Price
The cost of a mammography test in Pakistan
price is between (15000 and 25000) rupees. The cost of mammography in Pakistan
varies depending on the lab and city where you choose to have your test.
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