Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal structures of the breast.
Most ultrasounds are painless, quick and easy. The breast ultrasound is generally completed within 30 minutes. This test is typically used to differentiate between solid tumors and fluid-filled cysts.
Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS)
About 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue. For these women, mammograms alone may not be enough to find breast cancer.
Ultrasound, when combined with mammography, can increase the accuracy and detection of breast cancer in dense breasts by 35.7 percent; which is double the detection rate when only using mammography.
Invenia ABUS is the only FDA-approved system for breast cancer screening when used in combination with mammography in women who have dense breast tissue.
Unlike 2D or 3D mammography, which uses radiation, ABUS screening uses sound waves to create 3D pictures of the breast tissue.