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SCRMC HealthBreak | ABUS

Posted on November 12, 2018

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting one in every eight women. Fortunately, breast cancer screening modalities are constantly evolving. Dr. Frederick Vial, an interventional radiologist at South Central Regional Medical Center, says one of these evolutions has been overcoming the challenge of seeing breast cancers in dense breasts. Women with dense breasts often have higher incidents of breast cancer, so South Central has been sending letters to patients with dense breasts notifying them that they need to talk to their providers about additional options for screening. The ABUS, or Automated Breast Ultrasound, is a complete exam of the entire breast. It creates a 3-D data set that radiologists can review in 2 and 3 dimensions, and is not affected by breast density

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