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Breast Cancer Screening: Why A 2D Mammogram And Ultrasound Is Better Than A 3D Mammogram

Capturing images in 3D doesn’t necessarily improve the way we “see” radiology images — typically, it just costs more to get tested. That’s why at Rosetta Radiology we recommend utilizing a combination of 2D tomosynthesis (also referred to as “tomo” or 2D mammography) and ultrasound technology over standard 3D tomographies.

  • One Drink A Day May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

One Drink A Day May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

With genetics and age being just two of the factors for increased risk for breast cancer, there are various concerns many women may have about this potentially deadly cancer.  While some of these risk factors are simply inherited, a new study may show that alcohol intake may play a role an increased breast cancer risk.

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Breast Density Notification Laws

“The California law mandates written notification to women, after screening mammography, of their tissue density and the need to discuss screening options with their primary care physicians.” When about 50% of women who have a screening have dense breasts, it’s certainly important to understand how that affects the results of that screening.

Most women respond with: “What do I do now?” or “Does this mean that I am likely to get breast cancer?” The answers, respectively, are: talk with your doctor, and no. The whole idea behind offering patients this information is to start the discussion to create an individualized plan […]

New Breast Cancer Detection

www.breastimagingofoklahoma.com In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, scientists at BYU and the University of Utah have been working on a new procedure to increase detection.

The new procedure is an MRI device that targets sodium levels instead of the usual proton images.

Malignant tumors are thought to have an increase in sodium concentrations, so by looking for that, these new procedures are already five-times more accurate than other efforts with different exams.

While X-Ray Mammograms are still the number one procedure, it’s not as efficient with dense breasts, and it’s also very […]