Can I have a mammogram if I have breast implants?

Dr. Susanne M. Chow, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist

Yes, breasts with implants are also examined annually with mammography. The examination varies from the standard mammogram. Since breast implants can hide some of the breast tissue, four views are taken of each breasts (the standard CC and MLO views and two additional views are obtained of each breast with the implant pushed back) in order to visualize the most breast tissue possible.

Stacy Contreras
Body Imaging Specialist

You can get a mammogram if you have implants, no matter if the implants are silicone or saline. Watch as Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, explains how women with implants get mammograms for accurate results.

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