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FDA approved first ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue, to help detect breast cancer
Category : US
Mammograms of dense breasts can be difficult to interpret. Fibroglandular breast tissue and tumors both appear as solid white areas on mammograms. As a result, dense breast tissue may obscure smaller tumors, potentially delaying detection of breast cancer. Ultrasound imaging has been shown to be capable of detecting small masses in dense breasts. The results of the approval study showed a statistically significant increase in breast cancer detection when Automated Breast Ultrasouond System (ABUS) images were reviewed in conjunction with mammograms, as compared to mammograms alone. More Information from FDA link
Modify Date: 28-09-2012
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