Friday, 30 December 2016

Significance of Women’s Breast Imaging

Today, worldwide doctors recommend breast imaging as it is the best way to prevent cancer. In fact, it uncovers various hidden elements regarding dense breast. It often refers to the multiple diagnostic procedures that are performed by specialists for the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of certain deadly symptoms. It is a known fact that global scientists, doctors, and radiologists rely on several different advanced and efficient breast imaging tools that have their own pros and their ability to fight against the symptom of breast cancer.
As there is no denying the fact that breast cancer affects more women than any other non-skin cancer. And breast imaging has its own advantages and can vitally prevent and treat breast cancer. The procedures are often performed to identify the breast abnormalities and to determine the precise nature of a previously identified abnormality.

However, in broader terms, mammography is the widely used as well as recognised screening procedure. It has the ability to detect the symptoms of breast cancers up to two years before they become evident. Doctors also recommend that women aged 40 and above have a mammography performed every year to stay away from the risk of cancer. Mammography can easily identify dense breast tissues or other abnormalities.  

Different Types of Breast Imaging Procedures:

·         Mammography: it is a famous and effective procedure that uses X-rays to produce images of breast tissue to detect breast lumps, tumors or other abnormalities that may be present in the breast.
·         3D Mammography: It is also known as breast tomosynthesis. It is a new technology that produces 3-dimensional images of breast tissue.

·         Breast Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of breast tissue. It is performed to identify the exact nature of a breast abnormality previously detected by mammography.

·         Breast MRI: It uses magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses to produce detailed images of internal body structures. It provides information not available from mammography or even ultrasound, however, can be used in combination with these advanced breast imaging procedures.

So, just consult your doctor and choose the procedure that is beneficial for you.

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