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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

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Santa Monica, CA 90404

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A study performed at the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo Department of Diagnostic Imaging evaluated three different imaging modalities; mammography, ultrasonography, and MRI in the identifying breast implant rupture in asymptomatic silicone breast implant patients. Results of the study reported that MRI was the most sensitive imaging modality for implant rupture. Sensitivity and specificity for mammography was 20% and 89%; ultrasound 30% and 81%; and MRI 64% and 77%.  Sao Paulo Med J. 2004; Mar 4.

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