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MR imaging of the breast in patients with silicone breast implants: normal postoperative variants and diagnostic pitfalls.
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PMID:  8079848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of the wide variety of types of silicone breast implants, modifications, and surgical procedures, a number of normal variants and potentially misleading appearances can be encountered on MR images of breast implants. Familiarity with these findings is essential to proper interpretation of these images. The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the overlap in appearances of MR images in different clinical scenarios. When confusing findings are present, confirmation of the surgical history can usually clarify the matter.
W A Berg; N D Anderson; E A Zerhouni; B W Chang; J E Kuhlman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-04     Completed Date:  1994-10-04     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287.
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MeSH Terms
Breast / pathology*
Equipment Failure
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Prostheses and Implants* / adverse effects
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