FDA Approves First Ultrasound For Dense Breasts

About 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 …