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Is there any point in having an X ray for silicone breast implants ?

Is there any point in having an X ray of the lungs if the patient has silicone breast implants Will silicone breast impants obscure any image of the lungs in a chest X-ray? Should the patient tell the radiographer beforehand and is there a better method of viewing the lungs lung problems for patients with implants?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Thanks for the query

Yes implants do interfere with the chest x ray of the lungs, but u can still get the x ray done. It is not a contraindication to get an x ray done if u have implants. PLease do mention it to your doctor. He might want a lateral x ray
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