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Are ultrasounds meant to replace mammograms?
November 4th, 2015
How effective is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an exam of the breast that uses x-rays. It can evaluate, and detect changes in the breast. Modern mammography exists since the late 1960s, and over the years, it has played a significant role in the fight against breast cancer. However, signs of cancer are not being found sooner. “Screening mammography has been unable to identify those bad cancers, destined to become metastatic, at an earlier stage…” Dr. Barnett Kramer http://6abc.com/health/study-mammograms-havent-cut-rate-of-advanced-breast-cancer/1056300/
Ultrasound technology can make a difference against breast cancer
This type of technology has been available for a few years. KPI offers ultrasound systems that support Automated Breast Ultrasound System technology (ABUS), also called Automated Breast Volume Scanner technology (ABVS):