Ultrasound Breast Cancer Screening Services in Buffalo, NY
SonoCiné Breast Cancer
Women under the age of 50 have a higher incidence of dense breast tissue and of having more aggresive forms of breast cancer. This unfortunate combination is not well served by the conventional standard of care where mammograms can miss as much as 50% of small cancers hidden in dense breast tissue and MRIs require toxic contrast material to enable them to discern any presence of abnormality.
Finding and treating breast cancer in its early stages increases your chances of full recovery. The team at OWM Integrative Wellness in Buffalo, New York, offers the latest technology in ultrasound breast screening using SonoCiné automated whole-breast ultrasound (AWBUS). This advanced breast screening tool can find tumors as small as 3 mm that the traditional mammogram could miss.
This sophisticated device uses a robotic arm that literally guides the hand of the ultrasonographer, ensuring that no areas are missed, while taking pictures every 400 microns and saving the entire study as a video. The result is that there is twice a much information given to the reading radiologist with each exam as compared to a traditional hand held ultrasound.
SonoScine AWBUS is FDA approved as a scondary screening device to a mammogram for dense breast tissue and breasts with implants due to mammogram’s poor ability to find mases in these breast types.
What is SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBUS)?
The SonoCiné AWBUS radiation-free breast screening exam is a robot-assisted ultrasound breast examination that eliminates human error. It allows for the capture of hundreds of images in under 15 minutes and is performed in a spa-like environment by OWM’s caring and experienced staff. After changing into an exam camisole, you lie back on the ultrasound table. Your provider places the padded ultrasound transducer on your breast, delivering painless sound waves to create images through your skin. Experience an accurate breast cancer detection method with no squishing, no pain, no radiation, no IV, and no contrast dye.
SonoCine AWBUS’ robotically controlled arm provides multiple benefits as compared to mammography and MRI with contrast:
- It is able to cover the entire breast region from hard to image arm pit and supraclavicular regions to the underside of the breast and breastplate area
- The precise positioning of the ultrasound probe by the robotic arm prevents missed areas of the breast
- It can pick up masses in dense breast tissue as small as three millimeters.
- There is minimal compression and no radiation
- The entire examination takes less than 20 minutes.
What to know before you go:
What is breast density?
Breast Density is a measure used to describe the proportion of different tissues that make up a woman’s breasts. Breast density is not a measure of how the breasts look or feel, but rather how the breasts appear on a mammogram. Breast density is typically revealed through a mammogram. Cancers in a mammogram of a fatty breast appear white on dark fatty-breast tissue. In a mammogram of dense breasts, both cancer and dense breast tissue appear white, making the cancer difficult to identify. The SonoCiné technology solves this problem.
How is SonoCiné AWBUS different from conventional breast ultrasound?
Unlike a hand-held ultrasound examination that is done “freehand” by an ultrasound technician, SonoCiné robotics automates the scan acquisition process by compensating for sonographer probe manipulation, thus reducing human error. SonoCiné captures a slice every 800µ(microns) or .03 inches and thereby provides enough images to identify masses as small as 3mm in diameter. Fluid video playback and visual navigation allow doctors a more comprehensive view of a possible finding. 3-D reconstruction allows the mass to be accurately located in the breast and for the elimination of false positive artifacts.
SonoCiné And Cancer Care
SonoCiné ultrasound technology is an advanced surveillance tool that is used during OWM Integrative Cancer Therapy to establish a precise location and size of suspicious lesions for future screenings.
SonoCiné technology helps women avoid unnecessary biopsies, MRIs, and intravenous (IV) contrast agents, not to mention the accompanying anxiety. The 3D AWBUS imaging minimizes false positives and negatives, saving lives. A specially trained, board-certified radiologist evaluates your ultrasound video, and the reports are given to you and your provider at OWM Integrative Wellness.
SonoCine’s technology allows for a fast and precise examination without radiation or compression of the breast.
Call OWM Integrative Wellness today or schedule your consultation online to learn more about SonoCiné’s AWBUS breast screening technology.
SonoCiné AWBUS was created by Dr. Kevin Kelly, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, and was approved by the FDA in Oct. 2008 as an adjunct to mammography, but not a replacement for screening mammography, to better identify breast cancer early in women with dense breast tissue and those with breast implants. SonoCiné AWBUS exam’s early detection capability can help all women get peace of mind.
New clients receive information on lifestyle-based breast cancer prevention strategies and a discounted rate for a comprehensive initial integrative medical wellness consult with OWM medical care providers.
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