The implantable loop recorder and its mammographic appearance: A case based approach


      • The mammographic appearance of implantable loop recorders has not been described.
      • Loop recorders can increase radiographer anxiety and decrease image quality.
      • Multimodality cases demonstrate the imaging appearance of implantable loop recorders.


      The normal radiographic appearance of implantable loop recorders has been illustrated in the radiology literature; however, their mammographic appearance has not been described. Breast imagers should become familiar with the appearance of loop recorders in order to create an accurate report. In this paper we report 3 cases of patients with implantable loop recorders who underwent mammography. We describe the types and components of implantable loop recorders, indications for their placement, and their classic appearance on mammography.


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