Monday, 9 July 2018

How tomosynthesis is different from mammography

Tomosynthesis is considered a more advanced and detailed imaging technique than a mammogram in the following ways:
·       With the benefits of 3-dimensional images, tomosynthesis can look at multiple layers of the breast. This allows this method to fill in the gaps or limitations that traditional mammograms have since a mammogram only captures a 2-D image.
·       It can detect breast cancer before many women ever start to have any symptoms.
·       The 3-D imaging of a tomosynthesis allows your doctor to see small lesions (damage or change in the tissue of an organism) and other signs of breast cancer earlier than a traditional mammogram.
·       Tomosynthesis is more accurate than mammograms and also helps to minimize false positives that mammograms can give.
·       In terms of comfort, tomosynthesis does not require to compress the breast like they would be during traditional mammography.
Some positive aspects of using tomosynthesis
1.     It gives us better results and screening for dense breasts.
2.     Helps in detecting breast cancer at an early stage.
3.     Less suffering since there is no breast compression.
4.     Detection of breast cancer in women with no symptom.

The procedure for a tomosynthesis is very similar to that of a mammogram. Both tomosynthesis and mammogram use the same imaging machine. However, the type of images it takes is different because not all mammogram machines are able to take tomosynthesis images. In the case of the mammogram, two x-rays are taken of each breast. Tomosynthesis is taking multiple images of the breast. Overall, the time duration taken by tomosynthesis procedure is 15 minutes. Mammograms and tomosynthesis exams can be recorded digitally and stored electronically on computers. These x-ray exams are fast and easy which consumes less time and the equipment used in these x-rays are normally less expensive in the market. 

3D mammography or tomosynthesis

Breast tomosynthesis an advanced technique and is specifically a type of breast imaging that uses low x-rays dose to detect cancer when it is mostremidiable. Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced technique of mammography. Tomosynthesis and mammography are similar as both of them are breast imaging techniques that are used to detect signs of breast cancer. Breast tomosynthesis is also called three-dimensional (3-D) mammogram and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is an advanced form of breast imaging, or mammography, that uses a low dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts.
Tomosynthesis is also known as digital Tomosynthesis. A mammogram is considered to be the best screening tool for breast cancer available today, but everything is not perfect and so it cannot detect all breast cancers. Mammograms and tomosynthesis are special x-ray exams of the breast.
Mammogram
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast. A mammogram is a machine which is specifically designed to examine breast tissue. It takes a different form of x-ray and uses lower doses of radiation than a usual x-ray. Because these x-rays do not go through breast tissue as easily, the mammogram machine has two plates that compress the breast to spread the tissue apart. A more realistic image is obtained with less radiation this way.

The risk of radiation from a mammogram is considered minimum and not significant. Some mammograms or “hide" in dense breast tissue. A normal exam is not convenant that a woman is cancer-free. A mammogram may show parts that are considered suspicious or not normal. When the mammogram shows a suspicious change in the breast but no cancer is found, the mammogram is called a false positive exam. And this technology is somehow advanced and is not available in all the hospitals.

What is Breast Ultrasound and uses of the procedure?

Breast ultrasound is an imaging technique mainly used to screen for tumors and other breast abnormalities. High-frequency waves are used in ultrasound process to produce elaborate images of the inside of the breasts. As x-rays and CT scans use ultra waves but ultrasounds don’t use radiation and are considered to be a safe medical method for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. This procedure requires little to no special preparation.
Doppler techniques are used by a sonographer or by the physician during breast ultrasound test to evaluate the blood flow or lack of flow in any breast mass. Some common uses of this procedure are as under:
·       Determining the nature of a breast abnormality–The primary use of breast ultrasound today is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on mammography or breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
·       Supplemental breast cancer screening -Mammography is the only screening tool for breast cancer which is known to decrease deaths caused by breast cancer through early detection. Many studies have shown that ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help extend mammography by detecting breast cancers because in mammography they are not visible at times.
·       Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy - A physician may choose to perform an ultrasound-guided biopsy if the reports of ultrasound examination disclose a suspicious breast abnormality. Because ultrasound provides real-time images, it is often used to guide biopsy procedures.

The images produced by a breast ultrasound don’t mean that you have breast cancer. Most breast lumps are kind. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Management Of Cancer Cells And Treatment Options

Breast cancer is a very tiring thing and can depress anyone. That is why it is important to know about the condition and discuss with the doctors so that they can diagnose cancer cells. They help you  to take the decision about your treatment. In fact, in order to reduce the confusion and clear out the thing they suggest mammogram. It will also clear your worries and help you to manage your family, and life condition. In this way, you will be able to take responsibilities of your life.
Prepare your mind
It will also help you to find ways to tell your loved ones, children, and even friends. In fact, you also need to prepare your mind and respond to questions and comments! However, you also need to improve your knowledge about the condition and balance your lifestyle, if possible; you should stay away from smoking and alcohol because all these things will deteriorate the condition and put you at risk.
For better management of such conditions
For better management of such conditions, you should indulge in regular exercise, yoga and different types of therapies that can help you to manage the condition and improve the overall lifestyle. If you can, you should join health clubs where you can meet different type of people and share your beliefs and opinions. It will clear your mind; remove stress as well as worries. In fact, you can handle the situation.
There is a wide range of resources available

Today, there is a wide range of resources available such as online research papers, websites as well as e-books for patients that can improve their knowledge and provide emotional and practical support as well.  

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

What You Should Do If You Have DenseBreast Tissue

Dense breast tissues type is one of the known threats for breast malignancies. Higher solidity does not just increase the danger of melanoma, but is also makes it difficult to be able to identify melanoma using a mammogram.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Know about Breast Density Law

The laws of breast density are applied in 30 states of America. Breast density laws vary, but women who undergo mammography should be aware of the risks of breast density.