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MRI after ultrasound clear


Re: MRI after ultrasound clear

Hi Tash 2410

Thanks for posting here.

A variety of different investigations are often used to check out breast symptoms.  This is because sometimes one method will provide more, or better information than another. You don’t say how old you are, but MRI scans can be helpful when investigating a breast symptom in younger women since their breast tissue is much denser. 

As the dimple you’ve noticed has persisted, and there is no obvious cause to see on the ultrasound, it sounds as though the doctor is being cautious and has requested an MRI to see if this can provide any further information.

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MRI after ultrasound clear


I attended a breast clinic yesterday. I have a dimple on my right breast. I first had this in 2017 and got all clear from the clinic. It recently got bigger so i got referred again.

Yesterday I had an ultrasound and nothing could be seen. The Dr said he was going to send me for an MRI scan next week to have a further check. 
It was all a bit rushed and I didn’t get a chance to ask why. This didn’t happen in 2017. Could they be looking for something the ultrasound wouldn’t show? Or maybe just cautious.


Thank you for any support x