What is Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS)?
Automated whole breast ultrasound is a supplemental screening option for women with dense breast tissue. ABUS involves screening the entirety of both breasts in a comfortable manner without non-ionizing radiation. When used in conjunction with mammography in women with dense breast tissue, it can improve breast cancer detection by up to 55% over mammography alone.
ABUS is less useful in women without dense breast tissue and does not serve as a replacement for mammography in breast cancer screening.
Dr. Judy Dean is a pioneer in the field of screening whole breast ultrasound having performed this technology and lectured on this topic since 2005. Dr. Winifred Leung participated in the national Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) trials conducted by U-Systems in conjunction with moving the technology into the mainstream of breast diagnosis. Dr. Jennifer Kosek has participated in an Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) trial also conducted by U-Systems aimed at improving screening ultrasound technology.
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