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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


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