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can you have a mammogram with implants

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes.: You may be tinking the mr cannot be used with many kinds of metals, and an mr cannot be done if the knee applicance is of the wrong metal.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: A mammogram is simply an X-ray of the breast. Knee or other orthopedic devices will have no effect.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast implants: It is unlikely to be a rupture in the implant, if the breast size has not decreased. Digital mammorgraphy is preferable to sonography for accuracy, a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Similar to normal: The same machines are used to perform mammograms on women with implants. The goal is to displace the implants as much as possible in order to see the ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Same: Mammograms are performed the same for women with or without breast implants. However, breast implants may require additional views and/or MRI of the b ... Read More
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Dr. Clark Schierle
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Eklund technique: Studies have shown that mammography is safe and effective in the presence of breast implants. Make sure your mammography technologist is aware that yo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The presence of implants make mammograms more challenging to interpret and can potentially obscure a small cancer. It is best to have the implants pl ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Not answerable: Your mammogram cannot be evaluated here. Mammograms, when obtained digitally, are reviewed on high resolution monitors using software designed to opti ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your oncologist: Unfortunately, mammograms may not detect all signs of cancer , especially in early stages. Suggest you talk to your oncologist and/ or primary care p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
MRIs Better, but...: ... They are much more expensive. Therefore, health insurance companies have very strict criteria whether they will cover the MRI cost. If this is a s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast implant ?'s: If this sudden "stiffness" is related to a leak (usually due to inadvertent trauma) see your implant surgeon for an ultrasound and revision of the imp ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Not needed: Mastectomies, by definition, involve removal of (almost) all of the breat tissue present. While it is true that microscopic amounts of breast tissue ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Don't worry about ma: The density of the breast tissue usually is not what influences a woman to have implants. The density of the breasts can impact the ability to detect ... Read More
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