At the current American Roentgen Ray Society conference in New Orleans, researchers in Rochester, NY found that ultrasound imaging in dense breast tissue detected significantly more cancers than digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Author, Dr. Stamatia Destounis, stated “Seventeen cancers were found on ultrasound only. If we had only performed tomosynthesis, we would have missed these. Overall, ultrasound outperformed 3D mammography in identifying cancer in this group.” The average lesion size was also significantly smaller on the ultrasound studies, thus reconfirming the added value of screening breast ultrasound in patients with dense tissue. The detected small cancers are typically early stage and can be successfully treated. For more information take a read...ARRS: Don't Underestimate Breast Ultrasound in Cancer Arsenal
Julie S. Gershon, M.D.