Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Breast Augmentation and Complications: a Pictorial Essay

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HHC Tsang, JWC Wai, JLF Chiu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:303-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615328

With an increasing number of women undergoing breast augmentation and later presenting with breast symptoms, radiologists need to be familiar with the different imaging appearances. Mammography and ultrasonography is one of the first steps in the diagnostic workup of a woman who presents with breast symptoms. In the absence of typical features of implant rupture, however, further evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging is often necessary to determine implant integrity and complications or to detect a possibly malignant lesion.


Authors’ affiliation:
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Jordan, Hong Kong