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Welcome to Women’s Wellness Wednesday's with Melissa, brought to you by Northwest Medical Center.
This month we are talking about mammograms and breast health. Dr. Wood, if I have breast implants will I receive a regular mammogram?
The saline implants are usually imaged in exactly the same fashion as a patient without them. There is no reason to do an MRI scan for the implant itself because the saline is simply a bag of water and if it ruptures it doesn’t cause a problem. We often have to do that for integrity of a silicone implant that we are not able to tell on a mammogram whether or not that implant has ruptured. Often times much better visualization than other examinations do, in terms of the anatomy in finding small cancers that maybe along or behind the implant.
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