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Breast MRI is a new way that radiologists can look for and detect breast cancer. Recent studies have proven the usefulness of breast MRI in finding unsuspected secondary sites of cancer in women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. The American Cancer Society and a number of other national health organizations now recommend screening breast MRI for certain women who are high-risk for developing breast cancer. Screening Breast MRI would also benefit: women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is greater than 20%; women with certain genetic predispositions in their family: and women who received radiation to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30.