Can women with breast implants have mammograms?

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Yes, mammograms are possible and recommended for all women over 40. Breast implants do not prevent mammograms. It is recommended to be sure and ask the mammorgrapher if they have experience in peforming mammograms on women with breast implants. Occassionally an extra view(s) may be required to allow the radiologist to completely assess the breast for anything suspicious. Both saline and silicone gel breast implants will tolerate the compression of the mammogram. The density of the filler of the breast implants typically does not pose a problem for the radiologists interpretation.