Types of Breast Cancer Screening
New 3-D Digital Mammography
Whole Breast Ultrasound
Mammography plays an important role in early breast cancer detection because it can show signs of cancer too small or subtle to feel.
The 3-D mammography technology at Renown Breast Health Center can detect 41 percent more cancers and reduces the number of false-positive results compared to other mammography. This makes it easier to detect breast cancer.
3-D mammography provides better images allowing radiologists to see more abnormalities in the breast, helping doctors spot more cancers and avoid false positives especially if you have dense breast tissue. The digital images can also be lightened, darkened and enlarged in real-time, giving radiologists a better look at suspicious areas.
A whole breast ultrasound uses soundwaves to detect cancerous tumors in the breast without any radiation – it’s an ultrasound just like pregnant women receive. And the exam only takes about 20 minutes
We recommend these exams if your mammograms show dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue and cancer both look white on a mammogram.
If your mammogram shows you have dense breasts (less fatty, more connective tissue) you may want to consider a whole breast ultrasound in addition to your mammogram.
Check with your insurance company to find out if whole breast ultrasounds are covered