MAMMOGRAPHY AND BREAST PROSTHESIS: 4 COMMON QUESTIONS - GENERAL CLINIC

Who Has Silicone Prosthesis Can Make Mammography?



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Women who have breast implants can and should get a mammogram every year from the age of 40 to see if there are changes in the breast tissue that may be the first sign of cancer. However, since X-rays used in the examination fail to adequately penetrate silicone prostheses, both silicone and saline, it may be more difficult to observe the entire breast tissue with the conventional technique, and it may be necessary for the technician to do more pictures than the normal, to ensure that all fabric is evaluated