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Breast MRI

Ordering a Breast MRI

Orders entered into the University of Virginia's Epic EMR are available for UVA Imaging.

MRI Order Form.  UVA Imaging also accepts orders on any legal order form; however, please do not fax orders written on a prescription pad, as faxing will raise the void watermark invalidating the order. 

A Breast MRI will not be performed without a current mammogram within one year unless there is a suspected rupture or leak of an implant.

UVA Imaging performs Breast MRIs on patients who do not need conscious sedation and do not have a known contrast dye allergy.

MRI Ordering Guide

UVA Imaging provides an MRI Anatomical Ordering Guide (PDF) to provide you with detailed information regarding specific MRI exams.

Scheduling & Locations

UVA Imaging offers Breast MRI appointments at the following locations.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday, as well as weekends at selected locations.

Weight Parameter 

Preparation

Patients will be asked to complete an MRI Screening form prior to their exam.

Patients should NOT wear deodorant on the day of the exam.

Exam

A Breast MRI takes approximately 45 minutes to image both breasts.

An IV will be inserted in order to administer contrast.  The IV is removed once the exam is completed.

How to Obtain Reports

Imaging Reports may be viewed in Epic.

Non-UVA Referring Physicians receive reports via an automated fax service and online through EpicCare Link.

Scheduling

UVA:  Please call 3-0321 / (434) 243-0321 to schedule.

Community Providers: Please call (434) 243-2700 to schedule.  Please fax orders to (434) 244-9408

Prior to scheduling an appointment, we will confirm that we have received the order.

Provider Access Line

Provider Access Line: (434) 924-9400 Option #8

Our specialized radiologists work onsite at UVA facilities and are available for consult.