The role of mri in the evaluation of breast implants resides in implant integrity evaluation and breast cancer detection especially in women with oncoplastic reconstructive surgery conventional breast imaging techniques especially ultrasonography still provide useful information about implants. Mr imaging of breast implants useful information for the interpreting radiologist mri imaging of breast implants is best reserved for answering the question of implant rupture with ambiguous mammographic or sonographic findings certainly if the implant integrity is in question mri is a more accurate imaging modality for evaluating the . Women with breast implants should follow the same american cancer society acs program of recommended mammograms as women without breast implants click here to view the acs guidelineshowever due to the implant several special mammography views must be taken to allow visualization of both the breast tissue and the implant. A total of 135 symptomatic women with 262 breast implants were examined with magnetic resonance mr imaging performed with a body coil ultrasound us or both to determine imaging features of implant rupture surgical proof was available for 33 women with 62 implants 24 were ruptured and 38 were intact. Breast implants are increasingly common in general breast radiology practice classification location breast implants may be placed behind the glandular tissue but in front of the pectoral muscle subglandular submammary retroglandular ret
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