MRI of the breast is an imaging test that uses strong magnets and radio waves to form pictures of the inside of the breast. It also creates images of the tissues that surround the breast. Breast MRI is used to check for problems, such as a leaking breast implant or a suspicious lump or mass.
A thyroid uptake measures how well the thyroid gland is working. A thyroid scan shows the size, shape, and location of the thyroid gland. It may also help identify a spot (lesion) on the thyroid gland. The tests are often done together to check for problems in the thyroid gland. This sheet tells you what to expect with each test.
Radiographic studies, such as a cardiac MRI and cardiac CT scan, are called imaging tests. They allow the healthcare provider to check for problems in the heart. The tests are painless and noninvasive. Your child's healthcare provider will discuss with you why your child needs one or both of these tests.