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Breast Screening

Breast Screening

Breast screening services offered in Buffalo, NY

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 breast screening for individuals with dense breast tissue and implants using automated whole-breast ultrasound (AWBUS) by SonoCiné. This advanced breast screening tool can find tumors as small as 5 mm (a fifth of an inch) that the traditional mammogram could miss. Call the office to schedule your breast screening at the concierge medicine practice or request an appointment online today. 
Breast Screening
What is breast screening?
Breast screening refers to exams that look for breast cancer before you have symptoms. Screening tools include:

Breast exam A breast exam is a physical exam your provider does during your annual wellness exam. You should also do breast self-exams once a month.
Mammogram A mammogram X-rays the breast tissue to find breast cancer before it can be felt. However, dense breast tissue appears white, while fatty tissue appears dark or transparent, making breast cancer, which also appears white, more difficult to find.

Ultrasound An ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of your breast tissue, looking for abnormalities. Women with dense breast tissue benefit from an ultrasound breast screening.

Breast Screening
When do I need a breast screening?
The American Cancer Society updated its breast cancer screening guidelines. If You Are Age 40 and Over:

∙ Have a mammogram every year ∙ Have a clinical breast exam by your health care provider every year
∙ Do a breast self-exam each month
If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, discuss mammography screening guidelines and scheduling with your health care provider. Additional screening exams such as ultrasound and MRI may be recommended.

Breast Screening
Who needs automated whole-breast ultrasound breast screening?
The OWM Integrative Wellness team recommends automated whole-breast ultrasound (AWBUS) breast screenings for people with dense breast tissue and breast implants.

If a mammogram indicates a woman has dense breast tissue, a large portion of breast tissue appears white, making suspected cancer difficult to identify.

This technology also benefits women with breast implants, allowing for greater specificity. This ultrasound isn’t meant to replace your mammogram but serves as a supplementary exam.

SonoCiné technology helps women with dense breast tissue and implants 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. It also establishes a precise precision of suspicious lesions for future screenings.
Breast Screening
What happens during AWBUS breast screening?
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.

• Pain-free • Radiation-free
• Squeeze-free • Injection-free

SonoCiné is a groundbreaking, comprehensive whole-breast ultrasound of all your breast tissue, including the armpit. It takes thousands of images and videos of the region, detecting masses as small as 5 mm (a fifth of an inch).

A specially trained, board-certified radiologist evaluates your ultrasound video, and the reports are given to you and your provider at OWM Integrative Wellness.

If you want superior breast screening, whether for peace of mind or, more importantly, early detection, AWBUS by SonoCiné ensures the highest level of accuracy, making it the perfect addition to your mammogram.

Call OWM Integrative Wellness today or schedule your consultation online to learn more about SonoCiné’s AWBUS breast screening technology.
Created by Dr. Kevin Kelly, board-certified diagnostic radiologist, SonoCiné AWBUS 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 you get peace of mind and was invented to improve early cancer detection in dense breast tissue and breasts with implants.

Why is this so important?

• More than 40,000 women die from this disease every year. Invasive breast cancer (IBC) is the leading cause of death in this country for women ages 35-54.

• Women with dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer and are far more difficult to diagnose by mammography alone. • Its high resolution allows for finding cancer masses as small as 5mm.

• 3D software allows for accurate positioning of the noted mass.

The Experience

Experience an accurate breast cancer detection method with no squishing, no pain, no radiation, no IV, and no contrast dye.

The SonoCiné cutting-edge radiation-free breast screening is performed in a spa-like environment by OWM’s caring and experienced staff.

New clients receive information on lifestyle-based breast cancer prevention strategies.

Women undergoing SonoCiné screening will be given a discounted rate for a comprehensive initial integrative medical wellness consult with OWM medical care providers.
Breast Screening
What is SonoCiné AWBUS?
SonoCiné AWBUS or automated whole breast ultrasound 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.
Breast Screening
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.
Breast Screening
What is SonoCiné AWBUS?
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.
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SonoCiné And Cancer Care
SonoCiné ultrasound technology is used for tracking breast tumor size during OWM Integrative Cancer therapy and for surveillance of recurrence for OWM cancer clients in remission.

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