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Table 1 Conference decisions on imaging in breast implantology (percentage of votes)

From: Imaging in patients with breast implants—results of the First International Breast (Implant) Conference 2009

  Percentage of votes
Question ‘Yes’ ‘No’ ‘Rarely’
Should diagnostic imaging be performed before implant insertion without prior disease? 77 15 8
Mammography, always bidirectional 92 4 4
Mammography and mammasonography 81 15 4
Magnetic resonance (MR) mammography 8 77 15
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after implant reconstruction following mastectomy? Mammography? 15 85 0
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after implant reconstruction following mastectomy? Sonography? 92 8 0
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after implant reconstruction following mastectomy?    
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? 42 15 42
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after augmentation with implants?    
Mammography? 77 15 8
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after augmentation with implants?    
Sonography? 92 8 0
Which diagnostic procedure do you recommend after augmentation with implants?    
MRI? 4 27 69
Can interventional biopsies be performed on implant patients? 85 0 15
How would you perform a biopsy? Always open? 12 62 27
Do you perform breast MRI after implant insertion in case of leakage without contrast medium? 42 50 8
Is MRI critical for differential diagnosis of focal diagnostic findings after implant insertion? 62 27 12
…Upon leakage suspicion with contrast media? 54 46 0
…Upon leakage suspicion without contrast media? 38 62 0
…Upon tumor suspicion? 81 19 0
…In the case of palpation findings when sonography    
and mammography are without pathological findings? 46 54 0