Implant MRI is not a cancer study; it is the most sensitive test available to assess your implants and any potential complications.
The MRI scan assesses the integrity of your breast implants and whether they are ruptured and if there are any potential complications such as a change in the shape of your implant, fluid around the implant, and if there is silicone within lymph nodes.
The MRI coil does not compress the breast, and there is no risk to the implant during the procedure. There is no injection of contrast dye.
Breast Imaging Implant Assessment Procedure
You will lie in the scanner on your front with your arms above your head, and your breasts will lay in a special coil, which is not tight like a mammogram. Your breasts need to be in the centre of the magnet, and you will go into the magnet head first. The scan is noisy, so you will be given headphones with music and a buzzer to press if you want to talk to the technologist at any time.
It is important that you lie still.
Please tell our staff before your scan if you suffer from claustrophobia (fear of small spaces). If sedation (medication to relax you) is required, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
Before the examination, our trained staff will explain the examination, discuss any concerns and prepare you for your examination.
The entire process (preparation and imaging) can take 30 – 45 minutes.
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