MR imaging of breast implants.

  title={MR imaging of breast implants.},
  author={David P Gorczyca},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America},
  volume={2 4},
  • David P Gorczyca
  • Published 1994 in
    Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North…
MR imaging has proved to be an excellent imaging modality in locating free silicone and evaluating an implant for rupture, with a sensitivity of approximately 94% and specificity of 97%. Silicone has a unique MR resonance frequency and long T1 and T2 relaxation times, which allows several MR sequences to provide excellent diagnostic images. The most commonly used sequences include T2-weighted, STIR, and chemical shift imaging (Figs. 3, 13, and 14). The T2-weighted and STIR sequences are often… CONTINUE READING

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