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Implants and Mammography: What You Need to Know

Many women and transgender individuals who have breast implants are uncertain of the best methods to check for breast cancer. Many people think that breast implants interfere with mammography. In actuality, your radiologist and technologist are well versed in how to work with the implants to capture valuable imaging to view the natural breast tissue. Mammography, therefore, is an essential tool for people who have implants as well as for those who do not. 

Can You Have a Mammogram With Implants?

The simple answer is yes. Although there is confusion around this topic, the truth of the matter is that breast implants are not a deterrent to getting a mammogram or breast cancer screening. Breast implants are mostly made of silicone or saline, and this material can interfere with the mammography procedure. However, imaging specialists are able to work around the implant material to obtain the essential images needed to produce an informative screen.

To read the full article and learn more, please visit Connecticut Breast Imaging’s blog here or call 203.426.3002 to speak to a technologist.

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