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  • Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center

  • Medical Arts Center (MAC) II, Suite LL103
  • 11 Overlook Road
  • Summit, NJ 07901
  • Phone: 908-522-5762
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
    Evening and Saturday appointments available
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Program

  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-608-0078
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center

  • High Risk Surveillance Breast Program

  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center
  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion

  • 333 Mount Hope Avenue
  • Rockaway, NJ 07866
  • Phone: 973-895-6604
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • More Information:

    Walk-in appointments are available.

  • Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine

  • 435 South Street
  • Third Floor, Suite 305
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Fax: 973-290-7325
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 7:00pm
    Saturday, 8:00am to Noon

Having a Breast MRI Screening

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening at Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center at Morristown Medical Center and the Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center is easy and painless.

Scheduling a Breast MRI

  • If possible, schedule your exam between days six and 17 of the menstrual cycle (day one is the first day of menses) when breast tissue is unlikely to be swollen by hormonal changes that occur closer to menstruation.

  • Obtain the appropriate referrals required by your insurance company prior to the appointment.

  • Bring your most recent mammography or ultrasound films with you to the MRI appointment.

During your Breast MRI

  • After you change into a hospital gown, a nurse will start an intravenous (IV) in your arm. A contrast agent called gadolinium will be administered through the IV, shortly after the exam begins. The contrast agent is salt-based and generally has no side effects. If you have allergies to certain medications, be sure to tell you doctor before you schedule the MRI.

  • Next, you will lie down on your stomach on a flat table that will allow your breasts to hang down through an opening. The table will then slide into the MRI machine.You will be able to look out into the room at all times, and unlike traditional mammograms, you will experience no pain, compression or discomfort.

  • The MRI exam takes approximately 25 minutes and the entire appointment should take 45 to 60 minutes. During the exam, you will hear loud banging noises coming from the machine. You may want to bring a portable music player to use during the test to block out some of the noise. The nurse will also offer you earplugs.

After the Breast MRI

  • A doctor will review your MRI.

  • It may be necessary to have another mammogram or ultrasound test to confirm the MRI results.
  • Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center

  • Medical Arts Center (MAC) II, Suite LL103
  • 11 Overlook Road
  • Summit, NJ 07901
  • Phone: 908-522-5762
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
    Evening and Saturday appointments available
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Program

  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-608-0078
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center

  • High Risk Surveillance Breast Program

  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center
  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion

  • 333 Mount Hope Avenue
  • Rockaway, NJ 07866
  • Phone: 973-895-6604
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • More Information:

    Walk-in appointments are available.

  • Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine

  • 435 South Street
  • Third Floor, Suite 305
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5321
  • Fax: 973-290-7325
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 7:00pm
    Saturday, 8:00am to Noon

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Morristown, NJ 07960
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99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
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973-383-2121

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