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Do Breast Implants Affect Mammogram Results
Yes: While there are special techniques to try and visualize as much of the breast tissue as possible, implants do partially obstruct full evaluation of the breast. This is particularly true when the implants are placed above the pectoralis muscle; it is always best to place these behind the muscle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more
Most everything: Implants are known not to affect mammograms for the most part, particularly if they are placed under muscle. However moving the implant from the x-ray field is needed to view every quadrant of breast tissue, which can occasionally be difficult for the radiology technologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If you are due to have a screening mammogram or are between the ages of 35 and 40 and have never had a mammogram, i encourage all my patients to get their mammograms before having breast augmentation done, even 4 days before. That's why we do screening tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hx of HER2+ CA in left breast. Breast implants in both breast after tx. Now have pain in R breast, negative mammogram last month, no lumps noted. ?
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. There is usually not a mass but lumpy tissue. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal medications like Tamoxifen and birth control pills. Contact your breast surgeon or oncologist for a breast exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have silicone breast implants. Is a mammogram just as good as an MRI to check for breast cancer?
Start with mammogram: Mri may be used in the detection of leaks in persons with silicone breast implants; however, mammogram is the place to start for screening for breast ca. If indicated, the radiologist or breast specialist may then order additional tests such as ultrasound or mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm at the age where i need to have mamagram but I have breast implants is there a better method at detecting problems
as mamagrams can't show enough?
Mammograms/ Implants: You shouldn't have much of a problem getting a mammogram if you have breast implants, however, you do need a special radiographic technique called an ecklund (sp?) mammogram. The radiology centers are well versed at this technique which gives you better views of your breast tissue. Mammography is a screening tool and should be combined with self-breast exams to give you the best screening possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently had mammagram done. Greater than 75% density, on may 20 i had planned on having breast implants, up from size b to c, recomendations pls?
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
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