Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. In order to be widely accepted and recommended by medical practitioners, a screening program must meet a number of criteriaincluding reducing the number of deaths from the given disease.
Request an exam or procedure at any of our convenient locations. Our breast imaging experts specialize in both screening and diagnostic imaging services for our patients, including mammography3D mammography tomosynthesisbreast ultrasound and breast MRI. Our team also performs breast biopsies as part of breast cancer diagnosis.
Breast ultrasound is the examination of the breast tissue using an ultrasound scan. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images or pictures of the breast that are displayed on a screen. If you or your doctor can feel a lump in the breast, ultrasound can help to distinguish fluid-filled lumps cysts from solid lumps that may be cancerous or benign non-cancerous.
Breast cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy occurring in women and the second most frequent cause of cancer deaths among women. Combined with advances in treatment, screening mammography is responsible for saving the lives of up towomen. Duke Breast Imaging, an American College of Radiology ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, offers breast cancer prevention and treatment services including digital breast tomosynthesis 3D mammograms for screening and diagnostic mammography.
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There are few areas in imaging specifically and in medicine in general, fraught with more controversy than screening for breast cancer. Due to the emotive issues surrounding the diagnosis, the scientific literature on breast screening and its issues reaches the lay press quickly and is sometimes reproduced in non scientific, often potentially inaccurate terms. This debate is potentially interminable and as such out of the scope of this site and its aims so this is the radiological perspective from a source that has been doing senology in real life for almost 25 years.
It also facilitates outcome monitoring and quality assessment. It contains a lexicon for standardized terminology descriptors for mammography, breast US and MRI, as well as chapters on Report Organization and Guidance Chapters for use in daily practice. The table shows a summary of the mammography and ultrasound lexicon.
Via Radiology diligently works with Seattle Breast Center to provide state-of-the-art breast cancer screening services. It has long been known that mammograms are much less accurate in women who have dense breast tissue, but until now the only other option has been breast ultrasound, which only detects a small number of additional cancers and has a high false positive rate, meaning there are too many follow-up exams and negative biopsies that are done. Breast MRI has always been the most powerful tool available for early breast cancer detection, when it has the best chance for cure.
Windsong has been recognized nationally and regionally as a leader in breast imaging. Their expertise coupled with the expertise of our board certified breast sonographers ensures the highest quality exams. Founder, Dr. Janet Sung and her team at Windsong pioneered a number of areas in breast imaging: — Stereotactic Breast Biopsy -first in Western New York — Next generation of digital mammography with the introduction of 3D Mammography or Digital Breast Tomosynthesis DBT — Mobile mammography -to meet the needs of those women living in underserved areas, Windsong now provides mobile mammography throughout the eight counties of WNY.