Types of Breast Cancer Screening
3D Digital Mammograms
3D Total Breast Ultrasound
The digital images can be lightened, darkened and enlarged in real-time, giving doctors a better look at suspicious areas. This type of breast exam detects 41 percent more cancers and reduces the number of false positive results given to patients.
Patients with dense breasts (less fatty, more connective tissue) should have a 3D Total Breast Ultrasound that uses soundwaves to detect cancerous tumors in the breast without any radiation – it's an ultrasound just like pregnant women get to check up on their baby.
Check with your insurance company to find out if this type of ultrasound is covered.