How are women with breast implants screened for breast cancer?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Erin V Newton, MD; Chief Editor: Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS  more...
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Women with breasts augmented by implants may be a special challenge. Specific 4-view mammograms may be performed to evaluate the breasts; MRI may be especially useful for detecting breast cancer and silicon implant rupture in this group of patients.

See Postsurgical Breast Imaging for more information.


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