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FDA Approves First Ultrasound For Dense Breasts

Posted on 09/19/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAbout 40 percent of women having mammograms have dense breast tissue that not only increases their risk of breast cancer but can also obscure tumors from view in a mammogram. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ultrasound device to give doctors a more detailed image of this kind of breast tissue. The newly approved “somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) can automatically scan the entire breast in about one minute to produce several images …