Your lungs, liver, adrenal glands, and other abdominal and pelvic organs could also be affected by distant metastatic disease (i.e., cancer that has spread beyond the breast and lymph nodes). A CT scan may be done of your chest, abdomen, and/or pelvis. In this test, you lie on your back on a hard table, which is then moved into a donut-like scanner. The tube is wider (i.e., less claustrophobic) and less noisy than an MRI. A contrast agent may be injected into your vein, and a series of pictures taken; this only takes a few minutes.