Ultrasound

SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) was invented by Dr. Kevin Kelly, a radiologist of 34 years who was passionate about improving ultrasound technology in an effort to find the tiniest cancers often missed by mammography (especially in dense breast tissue). Not only does it find the earliest of invasive cancers in extremely dense breast tissue, there is no squishing, no pain, no radiation, no IV, and no contrast dye.

In their article entitled US of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in Radiology August 1, 2002, Woo Kyung Moon etal also found that ultrasound may be helpful in finding DCIS without calcifications.  Additionally, they suggest that sometimes ultrasound guided biopsies can be a valuable tool.

Berg’s April 4, 2012 JAMA article concluded, “The addition of screening ultrasound or MRI to mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer resulted in not only a higher cancer detection yield but also an increase in false-positive findings.”

 

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2 thoughts on “Ultrasound”

  1. Toni Witherspoon said:

    I have read many of the articles, and I am impressed by what I am reading, but I would like to know if a PET scan is necessary. I am being pressured by my nurse practitioner and surgeon to take a PET scan, radiation, and all of the other things after my lumpectomy for DCIS.

    • I would be very wary of this nurse practitioner. PET scan definitely not necessary and it comes to DCIS. Very harmful. Radiation offers no survival benefit. Same with tamoxifen / AIs. Loads of side effects. Why are pressures so intense???? What grade was your DCIS? Did the surgery get clean margins? How old are you? Where do you live and where is your care?

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