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

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 46 years experience
No: Not a problem.
Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 39 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 19 years experience
No: Mri of breasts with implants is likely the best imaging option.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
No: No.

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