Whole Breast Ultrasound
We use Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound for Early Detection of Breast Cancers, and Diagnosis of Breast Problems
While Mammography is considered the Gold Standard in Breast Screening, it misses or overlooks roughly 10 percent of cancers, particularly in women with Dense Breasts.
For women who are "High Risk" or have significant Breast Density, we perform Automated 3D Breast Ultrasound, which provides a realistic view of the whole breast in multiple views. This is a unique technology we have utilized at Advanced Breast Care for the past 5 years.
During the exam you lie on a table, and a lotion is applied to your breast, and the scanner is placed firmly on the breast. The pressure is less than that applied during a mammogram. The scan takes approximately 60 seconds, and typically 3-4 scans are done on each breast. The entire exam usually takes 20-30 minutes.
Dr. Roseman is specially trained to interpret the 3-D images. The Whole Breast Ultrasound does not replace Mammography, but gives us additional information that complements what is seen on a mammogram.
We also utilize Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound to further investigate abnormal findings on a mammogram or breast exam, in planning Breast Surgery, and in planning Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. This technology is particularly useful in following women receiving "neo-adjuvant" treatment for breast cancer prior to surgery, evaluating the response of the tumor to therapy.
Our Scanner is a Siemens/Accuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner. All Insurance Plans cover this type of Ultrasound, and we will tell you if you have any responsibility under your plan.