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Breast Ultrasound

Focused Ultrasound

3-D mammography remains one of the top tools for breast cancer detection and has dramatically improved the ability to detect breast cancer in the early stages. For women with dense breast tissue, mammography may be combined with breast ultrasound for a better picture of the breast.

In 2012, the FDA approved the first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue. Often used in conjunction with 3D mammography, ultrasound breast screening has proven to be a highly valuable cancer detection tool for women with dense breast tissue. At Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Center, we offer focused ultrasound services.

Unlike most ultrasound services, focused ultrasound is not a diagnostic or screening procedure. This is a non-invasive medical treatment used on various types of cancers, uterine fibroids, and neurological disorders. This type of ultrasound focuses a high concentration of soundwaves focused on specific points in the body to create heat and affect the tissues. This energy can destroy diseased tissue, including tumors and damaged nerves.

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