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MaryEllen Locher Breast Centers, Now Three Locations for your convenience

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Published on April 11, 2019 -
MaryEllen Locher Breast Centers, Now Three Locations for your convenience
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MaryEllen Locher Breast Centers, Now Three Locations for your convenience

Made leaps and bounds.

Technology was short that we've got to the mammography for a long time and now just in recent years.

We started doing reading mammography rise well how does that make your job more accurate and easier for you so far from the radiologist perspective is couple of benefits right we are able to unmask breast cancers that we otherwise wouldn't see one regular 2-d mammography, meaning if you have a breast that has a lot of fiberglass petition when it sort of like a sea of white and a cancers.

Als, whites, and i can't find it in there.

Usually with a 3-d mammography on able to actually pick it out with a fiberglass which as you can see better because the breast density obviously has a lot to do with the detectability and i would assume the treatment is right for the the detectability is the major factor so if you think about some most women nowadays will get a letter in the mail telling them of their mammogram was was normal come back a year, but tennessee women that have dense breast tissue or exiting letter that is if they have dense breast tissue that can be left wondering what they should do about it.

And so i'm there's four categories of breast density and you have women that are extremely dense.

I would have more than 75% for going to titian the rest and you women o the other end of the spectrum that have fatty replace breast tissue and so that makes issues distance to difference and detectably for me because if i'm looking at a sea of gray fatty replace breast and i see a little white nodule when it can easily pick up a breast cancer but if i'm looking at a very white breast dense breast and have a really hard time finding a small little character explained to me little bit abou the residence of the notification laws and standards will abuse on the floor.

Georgia house correct discipline so soon tennessee is the wall for several years now that any woman that has dense breast tissue unit was to upper quartiles breast density will get notified and told about it.

And in georgia.

This is becomin a wall potentially i'm potential this year the house.

I believe in word exit pastor now it is as good as 3-d screening is something that you can use as a doctor or healthcare professional to help supplement that yes so we have quite a few supplemental options now for screening for breast cancer.

So the first line i think is breas and was synthesis one because it's readily available to because the patient did not have to do anything extra to show up in their mammogram.

I could hav done that on the next but if you need to go beyond that, especially a high risk patient then breast mri is the best option for screening for breast cancer gives us the most specificity in the high subject ability, rate but that comes with a much added cost compared to just subsist on, but the clinical benefits of this.

When you combine what you're doing.

Mean, obviously your expertise training along with the 3-d mammography and the i can't even begin to pronounce until this word again so most of this is how was synthesis.

It's got to make it clinically little more advantageous for women to go were all of these are available under one roof and under and th role of one chore, and so forth away for burial.

Look at breast center on both downtown and at the hickson campus, we are able to offer 2-d mammography with the 3-d memo, symphysis, breast ultrasound and an downtime in the breast mri unit as well.

So, how often should women be screened like this.

So women should get an annual mammogram every year starting at age 40 and women that have dense breas tissue to consider was synthesis every time you come in.

We are also seeing that there's added benefit for thoma of justice for all residency categories nine to even women that are fatter replaced or scattered articling tissue.

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