Review ArticlesBreast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Performance: Safety, Techniques, and Updates on Diffusion-Weighted Imaging and Magnetic Resonance SpectroscopyMelsaether, Amy MD; Gudi, Anjali MDAuthor Information From the School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY. Reprints: Amy Melsaether, MD, Breast Imaging Section, 160 E 34th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016 (e-mail: email@example.com). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: December 2014 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p 373–384 doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000035 Buy Metrics Abstract Dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well-established, highly sensitive technique for the detection and evaluation of breast cancer. Optimal performance of breast MRI continues to evolve. This article addresses breast MRI applications, covers emerging breast MRI safety concerns; outlines the technical aspects of breast MRI, including equipment and protocols at 3 T and 1.5 T; and describes current promising areas of research including diffusion-weighted imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. © 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.