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How is a mammogram done for a woman with breast implants?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 breasts for a complete evaluation.

In brief: 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 breasts for a complete evaluation.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breat implant mammo

Extra views called eklund compression views are obtained in which the first view encompasses the tissue and the implant whereas the second view attempts to grab the breast tissue only while compressing the implant.
If this fails to adequately visualize the desired area, an MRI can be ordered to obtain additional information.

In brief: Breat implant mammo

Extra views called eklund compression views are obtained in which the first view encompasses the tissue and the implant whereas the second view attempts to grab the breast tissue only while compressing the implant.
If this fails to adequately visualize the desired area, an MRI can be ordered to obtain additional information.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 you have the implants. They should be familiar with and utilize a special maneuver called the eklund technique which lifts the breast tissue up and away from the implant during the mammogram.

In brief: 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 you have the implants. They should be familiar with and utilize a special maneuver called the eklund technique which lifts the breast tissue up and away from the implant during the mammogram.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 breast tissue. This is made much more difficult when the implants are placed above the muscle rather than below. While the quality of these mammograms are good, i still advise women at high risk for breast cancer to avoid implants.

In brief: 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 breast tissue. This is made much more difficult when the implants are placed above the muscle rather than below. While the quality of these mammograms are good, i still advise women at high risk for breast cancer to avoid implants.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In addition to

the standard 4 views, 4 additional special implant displacement views are performed, for a total of 8 views(4 each breast)

In brief: In addition to

the standard 4 views, 4 additional special implant displacement views are performed, for a total of 8 views(4 each breast)
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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