How Do I Prepare for the Test?
Typically, no preparation is required before the exam. Because high risk breast MRI requires a contrast injection, a current creatinine test (within 45 days) is required. The creatinine test is a blood draw to evaluate your kidney function and will normally be performed at your physician’s office or lab prior to the exam. For premenopausal women, this exam is scheduled 6-10 days after the first day of your period. No fasting is necessary. You will need to remove all jewelry, hairclips, and bobby pins. In addition, you will need to remove your bra and any clothing containing metal. You will be provided a gown and a secure locker in which you can place valuables.