If you are worried about the heavy density of your breasts, your doctor will advocate two kinds of images to check for breast cancer – a mammogram and an ultrasound. Conventionally the ultrasound is worked upon by a technician utilizing a hand held wand to collect images using sound waves. The technician scans the breast tissue and clicks pictures of apprehensive areas for a doctor to inspect in due course.
Contemporary cancer screening devices have lately penetrated to some local facilities including Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital. Automated breast ultrasound machines offer doctors with an entire image of the breast which can be finished speedily than the hand held procedure. This could be more appropriate for the patient and also lets the hospitals do more investigations. This would also aide in the reliability of quality in the results and involves less of a technician’s skill.
Native specialists said that till now automated breast ultrasound’s value is the same that of the hand held procedure. Insurance companies are embracing it as would a handheld ultrasound. Women with dense breasts should go in for a Breast ultrasound according to state regulations put forth earlier this year.
Mammography on its own can be inadequate in perceiving cancerous abrasions in dense breast tissue. Dr. Philip Fear, a radiologist with Millennium Medical Imaging in Saratoga Springs said that executing a mammogram on a thick tissue is like exploring a snowman in a field of snow: healthy but dense. Breast tissue shows up white, and so does abnormal breast tissue.