Is a mammogram with breast implants effective?

Yes. You will probably have to get a few extra views to visualize all breast tissue but this is not a big deal.
Yes. The radiology technician will likely take an extra few views but the radiologist will be able to visualize your entire breast. Extensive studies have shown that breast implants do not decrease the ability of a radiologist to detect breast cancers.
Yes. Mammography is a very good screening exam and a first line xray study to consider for women around age 35-40+. For women with breast implants mammograms can be very effective and should be performed also. Special displacement views are indicated to assure as optimal visualization as possible.
Yes. Mammograms can be performed safely with breast implants. Complete visualization of the breast tissue requires some additional views.
Yes but less so. Mammograms can be performed with breast implants but visualization of the breast tissue may not be a complete as a woman without implants. This has not be shown to have any effect on overall survival in those women that unfortunately develop breast cancer.
Yes. Yes, just as effective. However, mammogram with implants generally requires twice as many views: for each breast, the 2 standard views and 2 more implant displacement views.
Yes. While it may be a little more technically challenging, mammograms can be effectively performed on women who have had breast implant surgery.
Mammograms-implants. Yes, when you have a mammogram done after having breast implants placed they will do extra views (additional xrays) in order to examine the breast tissue. This is an effective way to examine the breasts mammographically.

Related Questions

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 more...
Yes. Implants placed above the pectoralis major muscle can preclude a thorough evaluation of your breasts with a mammogram. Implants placed beneath the muscle can allow for a better evaluation of the breast tissue. Mri evaluation is recommended every other year if you have silicone gel implants. Read more...
Yes. Studies show that implants cause breast cancer to be detected at later stages than without implants. But implants can decrease breast cancer by around 4 fold. For information see www.Thenakedtruthaboutbreastimplants.Com. Read more...
Yes but not survival. Yes. In fact special views are required for patients with implants to increase the ability to visualize the amount of breast tissue that may be obscured by the implants. The good news is that the implants have not been shown to effect survival of patients with breast cancer who have had implants previously placed. Read more...
Yes. Especially if they are above-the-muscle. Even with behind-the-muscle implants, it's harder to see everything. Other imaging methods - like ultrasound or MRI - are very useful to see these parts of the breast. Read more...
Yes. Twice as many views are are required for women with implants, because special implant displacement views are also performed in all 4 projections, for a total of 8 views. The benefits of mammography still outweigh the risks in women with implants, however. Read more...

Is it ok to have a mammogram 4 days before I get a breast implants in?

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 more...
No reason not to. I cannot think of any reason not to get a mammogram. Depending on the type of implants you have, breast exams may become more difficult after - not a problem if the implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle. My question for you: do you have any specific worry about something you have found in your breast? If so, get this figured out now - before the implants are placed! good luck. Lgromkomd. Read more...
Yes. Screening mammograms, a complete physician breast examination are important is you are between the ages of 35 and 40 and have never had a mammogram. Screening breast ultrasounds are considered if younger than 35 years of age. Even 4 days before breast augmentation. If the screening exams are abnormal; there will be time to address the problem prior to breast augmentation. Read more...
Yes. You need a mammogram if you are 40 years old or older. I get a preop mammogram on my patients at a younger age if there is a personal or family history of breast cancer. Read more...

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.?

See your oncologist. Unfortunately, mammograms may not detect all signs of cancer , especially in early stages. Suggest you talk to your oncologist and/ or primary care physician and breast surgeon about the pain in your breast and the best ways to follow up. A sonogram may provide more information. Read more...
Mammograms. don't find everything, across the board they are about 80% sensitive. Talk to your doctor. Ultrasound may be the next imaging step. Read more...
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 more...

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?

Don't worry about ma. The density of the breast tissue usually is not what influences a woman to have implants. The density of the breasts can impact the ability to detect cancers. Depending on where the surgeon plans on placing the implant and what kind is the important things to consider. Read more...
The breast . density on the mammogram shouldn't have any bearing on the decision to have implants. Read more...

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?

Still useful. Mammograms are still useful for people with implants. They're still considered the best screening test. Read more...
No really. Self exam and mammograms are still the best initial approaches to detecting breast cancer. Having breast implants does not change this. Properly done and interpreted, a mammogram is just as reliable whether there is an implant or not. If there is a question on the mammogram then the patient will be referred for further evaluation. Read more...
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 more...
Mammograms Standard. Self breast exam and mammography remain the “standard” at this point. However, if you have specific concerns about your situation and mammography, breast MRI may be something to look into. Best wishes. Read more...
Implants & mammogram. You should have no problems getting a mammogram with breast implants. They are still be standard screening tool for breast cancer in people with implants. Mri is an alternative and can also give you better information about the status of the implant. Mri are recommended by implant companies every two years although not a practical recommendation. Best to you! Read more...
Make sure. They know you have implants. If under the muscle added displacement views are helpful. Over the muscle consider adding mri. Read more...
MRI. An MRI is the best test to evaluate the integrity of silicone implants. A mammogram is usually adequate to evaluate the breast tissue. The submuscular placement is best for allowing the best view on mammogram. Read more...