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Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Covered by TRICARE?Limits
Yes When and how often depends on your age and cancer risk

TRICARE covers an annual breast MRI screening beginning at age 30, for women who have a 20% or greater lifetime risk of breast cancer.  Your risk is determined by risk assessment tools based on family history, or if you have any of the following risk factors:

  • Known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation
  • First degree relative (parent, child, sibling) with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, and have not had genetic testing themselves
  • Radiation therapy to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30 years
  • History of Li-Fraumeni, Cowden, or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, or a first degree relative with a history of one of these syndromes

TRICARE covers genetic counseling provided by a TRICARE authorized provider before BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene testing:


This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessary and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 12/6/2016