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Breast Imaging


InBore MRI (Pink)Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most accurate ways to examine the soft tissue areas of the breasts.  It is a safe and painless procedure that uses no x-rays.  Instead, MRI combines computer technology with magnets and radio waves to create very clear, highly defined images of the breasts, chest wall and lymph nodes.

MRI allows breast specialists to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses for women at high risk for developing breast cancer. For women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer, a breast MRI allows medical providers to determine the extent of the disease, to plan for surgery if necessary, and to determine how well patients are responding to treatment.

An Innovative Breast MRI Experience

Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers is the first in the U.S. to offer the state-of-the-art  Ambient MRI Experience – the most soothing patient environment available for MRIs while giving physicians high-quality imaging results.

Ambient MRI has been clinically proven to decrease anxiety and increase patient well-being. Patients can choose their own music, lighting and wall images to transform the wide and spacious MRI suite into a soothing multi-dimensional theater.

The MRI scanner itself offers the widest oval open design on the market. The Ambient Experience is especially recommended for patients with claustrophobia, anxiety and painful medical conditions who will benefit from a spacious and more comfortable MRI screening.

We invite you to watch a short video that highlights this innovative MRI experience:

Designed for Patient Comfort

Features of the Ambient MRI at Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers include:

  • Wide and open design to ease stress and anxiety
  • Interactive lighting, projection and sound for a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere
  • Various projected themes, soothing music and dynamic, colored lighting
  • Advanced noise reduction technology that minimizes vibrations and noise
  • Faster scanning time
  • Feet-first scanning with your head outside of the scanner for 70% of exam types
  • Accommodates patients up to 550 lbs.


If you have any questions, or for more information, call 978.304.8002 to speak with a staff member.



MRI Locations

Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers
480 Maple Street, Danvers, Massachusetts
(1.5 Tesla Ambient MRI and 3.0 Tesla MRI)

Beverly Hospital (main campus)
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, Massachusetts
(1.5 Tesla MRI)

ACR Award

Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.