Breast MRI

Breast MRI is a procedure that uses radio frequencies, magnetic fields, and a computer to produce exceptionally detailed images of breast tissue. Insight Medical Imaging uses a specialized breast coil and dedicated software when scanning patients. Breast MRI is the leading-edge way to supplement imaging from previous mammography and ultrasound exams. It can also be used to assess chemotherapy treatment methods without exposing patients to additional radiation. Doctors also rely on breast MRI for evaluating implants for potential rupture.


Alberta Health Services does not cover private MRI services outside of the hospital. The cost of a breast MRI ranges from $800 to $1,350, depending on the need for contrast.

The need for contrast is determined by the radiologist at the time of imaging if it is determined that it is required for a proper diagnosis. The need for contrast is also impacted by specific patient history.


A breast MRI exam typically lasts between 20-30minutes.In cases where the patient requires both contrast screening and implant integrity the exam time may be 45-60 minutes.

Exam Preparation

Being prepared for your breast MRI helps us take the best possible images for diagnosis. Please visit our exam prep page for more instructions specific to breast MRI preparation.

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