Screening for Women with Dense Breast Tissue
The Woman’s Clinic is proud to be on the cutting edge of breast care technology by providing the only FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound System, Invenia™, to patients who have dense breasts.
This technology uses 3D ultrasound imaging to evaluate breast density levels and detect if cancer is currently present in dense tissue. ABUS is typically used as a supplementary breast screening technique along with mammograms. Women may have a mammogram first, then follow up for an advanced screening with ABUS.
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Learn What to Expect from an ABUS Exam
Receiving an ABUS screening does not expose patients to ionizing radiation. The process is pain-free and creates an efficient way to screen dense breast tissue.
Before the exam begins, a mesh membrane is attached to the ultrasound scanner. Lotion is then applied to the breast to create good contact between the skin and the transducer device. The ABUS operator positions the ultrasound transducer on the breast to scan the tissue, applying pressure. Tissue scanning may take up to one minute, as the device glides across the breast. The entire exam may take up to 20 minutes.
Once the exam is complete, Dr. Reich interprets the ABUS scan while taking patient medical history and mammogram results into consideration. This provides a more accurate, precise way of detecting breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.
Contact The Woman’s Clinic today to discuss your appropriate screening options and to see if additional screening with ABUS is right for you.