Management of women with breast implants

Page last updated: 27 November 2014

Services within BreastScreen Australia will screen women with breast implants providing they meet age criteria and other eligibility criteria applying in various state and territory programs.

The usual two year screening interval will apply, unless an earlier mammogram is indicated for reasons stipulated in the existing early recall policies of state programs.


Mammography will be carried out by radiographers with specific training in screening women with implants. Radiographers should use the guidelines outlined in the document, Breast imaging: a guide for practice. Breast imaging: a guide for practice

Mammographically detected implant problems

Identifying and reporting implant problems is not the role of BreastScreen Australia services and State Coordination Units (SCU).

Further information

Further information regarding mammography screening and breast implants can be found at information for women with breast implants.