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Located in the Ricketson Medical Building, the Women’s Diagnostic Center offers a relaxing atmosphere for the services of mammography, ultrasound and DEXA Scan.
Mammography may miss over 1/3 of cancers in dense breasts. The Invenia ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound System) is a comfortable, non-ionizing alternative to other supplemental screening options for women with dense breast tissue. When used in addition to mammography, Invenia ABUS can improve breast cancer detection by 35.7 percent over mammography alone.
Approximately 40% of American women have dense breasts. Having dense breasts can increase a woman’s risk to develop cancer by 4-6 times. Mammography may miss cancers in dense breasts, Invenia ABUS has been proven to help clinicians find 35.7 percent more cancers after a normal or benign mammographic finding.
The Invenia ABUS acquisition process uses 3D ultrasound technology to comfortably and quickly image women with dense breast tissue. Each exam takes approximately 15 minutes.
Helps clinicians find cancers in women with all breast tissue types with no increased radiation compared to a standard 2D mammogram. Breast tomosynthesis is a three-dimensional breast imaging technology. Recommended by radiologists, this imaging technique provides an enhanced view over 2D traditional mammography by reducing the “overlap” of structures. The result is less patient call back, reduced anxiety and improved breast cancer detection.
The GE Senographe Pristina is a 3-D mammogram that increases patient comfort, technologist accuracy, and provides more accurate imaging for the radiologist, all without increased radiation exposure to the patient.
The Pristina is also paired with software that grades the technologists on their breast positioning and compression. Because of this technology and the feedback it provides, Oaklawn’s mammogram technologists are ranked in the top 10% in the world for good/perfect breast positioning. Compression and positioning are both crucial to providing the radiologist with accurate images and detecting abnormalities in the breast tissue.
A Pristina 3-D mammogram is suitable for all women, not just those with dense breast tissue. In fact, 83% of patients say they prefer the Senographe Pristina.