Breast MRI

Expert diagnosis of breast conditions

Breast MRI at Beverly Hospital

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 clear, highly defined images of the breasts, chest wall and lymph nodes.

MRI allows Beverly Hospital breast specialists to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses for those at high risk of developing breast cancer. For those who have breast cancer, a breast MRI allows medical providers to:

  • Determine how well the breast cancer is responding to treatment
  • Determine the extent of the disease
  • Plan for surgery, if necessary

An Innovative Breast MRI Experience

What You Can Expect

Ambient MRI has been clinically proven to decrease anxiety and increase your well-being. You can choose your 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. If you have claustrophobia or anxiety, you may benefit from the Ambient MRI Experience.

Watch a Video on Ambient MRI

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

Watch the Ambient MRI video

Designed for Patient Comfort

Features of the Ambient MRI at Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center–Danvers include:

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

Types of Breast Conditions We Treat

Access diagnostic, preventive and screening services for all types of breast conditions, including: 
  • Benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors
  • Breast abnormalities
  • Breast calcifications
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast discharge
  • Breast infections including mastitis
  • Cysts
  • Duct ectasia
  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer
  • Fat necrosis
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Fibrocystic changes

Services & Specialties

When needed, your breast health team works with other subspecialty providers at Beverly Hospital to ensure you have the care you need to feel your very best.

Featured Locations

Lahey Health Primary Care Danvers 480-Maple St
Breast Health Center at Beth Israel Lahey Health Care Center–Danvers Address Icon 480 Maple St
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone Icon 866-479-3208
Women's Health & Medical Arts Building
Women's Health & Medical Arts Building Address Icon 83 Herrick St.
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone Icon 978-922-3000

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Breast Care specialist, call us.