breast implant imaging
- scan the patient positioned as above.
- treat the scan as a 2-fold examination:
- the breast tissue.
- the deeper implant. this may require lower frequency or a curved probe to investigate.
the implant should be anechoic with well defined margins. folds are commonly seen in the implant surface.
also, small traces of simple fluid will be seen overlying the implant but is contained by the overlying fibrous capsule that contains the implant. this fluid is routinely seen within the implant folds (see image below).
most saline implants will have a small valve visible (see image below).