PRLog - Oct. 26, 2012 - Mammography has proven to be effective in the detection of cancerous cells in breast tissue, but this method does not work equally well for everyone. California Senate Bill 1538 now requires mammography providers to notify women with dense breast tissue that:
● They have dense breast tissue;
● That dense breast tissue can make it harder to evaluate the results of a mammogram;
● That it is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer;
● That information about breast density is given to discuss with their doctor; and
● That a range of screening options are available.
The FDA has recently approved the use of somo-V Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for cancer screenings of women with dense breasts who have a negative mammogram. Pueblo Radiology utilizes somo-V allowing patients with dense breast tissue to have this important service available.
The detection rate of cancer in women who have dense breasts through mammography alone is a much lower percentage than the detection rate of cancer in other women because the dense tissue hides the tumors. Additionally, the denser the breasts, the more likely it is for cancer to develop. The FDA approval of the somo-V (ABUS) is a pinnacle point in the evolution of women’s healthcare as women of all body-types can have access to the most accurate medical imaging possible. Women with dense breasts and a negative mammogram with no symptoms of breast cancer can have access to FDA approved advanced breast cancer detection with somo-V at Pueblo Radiology.
The somo-V is patient friendly. It saves time and unnecessary toil by an automated scan of the entire breast in a matter of minutes, producing images for the radiologist to review on the somo-V workstation.
Women in the area of Santa Barbara and Ventura can visit Pueblo Radiology and their staff of medical imaging professionals who have years of experience with automated whole breast ultrasound systems such as the somo-V (ABUS).
About Pueblo Radiology
Pueblo Radiology Medical Group is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic imaging services in a professional, compassionate, and timely manner for their patients, referring physicians, and hospital affiliates. The California medical imaging center was founded in 1957 by Dr. Ed Feldsted and continues today to offer state-of-the-