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Lack of appropriate imaging before breast augmentation can have serious patient consequences

Kathy L Flitcroft, Andrew J Spillane and Rebecca L Read
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (4): 198-199.

Advice on preoperative imaging for different groups of women is now available

Kathy L Flitcroft, BBSc, MA, PhD, Clinical Trials Manager
Andrew J Spillane, MD, FRACS, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology
Rebecca L Read, MB BS, DPhil, FRACS, Breast and Surgical Oncology Fellow
Breast and Surgical Oncology at The Poche Centre, Sydney, NSW.
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