Ultrasound superior to MRI for breast implant monitoring, experts argue

04/1/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Ultrasound is a faster, more accurate and more comfortable test for monitoring breast implants than MRI, according to experts. The FDA recommends that women who undergo surgery to get breast implants have an MRI three years after the initial placement and then every other year after, but most women don't return for monitoring, plastic surgeons say. Research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting found ultrasound reveals changes in implant orientation that aren't apparent clinically.

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