U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) and breast implants, is it hard to read?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Best test: Mri is not the first option, but is a very sensitive test for the breasts. Mammography is the number one screening test, however, additional views and/or studies such as ultrasound are often suggested with or without breast implants. Generally when looking only at the implants to determine possible rupture no IV contrast is used, however if looking for possible breast tumors contrast is used.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
No: Mri of breasts with implants is likely the best imaging option.
Last updated Jun 12, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.