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MR imaging of breast implants.
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PMID:  7489315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 used in conjunction with chemical water suppression. The most reliable findings on MR images for detection of implant rupture include identification of the collapsed implant shell (linguine sign) and free silicone within the breast parenchyma.
D P Gorczyca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1064-9689     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-04     Completed Date:  1996-01-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422762     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging, Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA Medical Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Implants*
Equipment Failure
Image Enhancement / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
Middle Aged
Surface Properties
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