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FROM OUR RADIOLOGISTS
AI to Support Breast Cancer Detection
Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare, the Triangle’s largest provider of 3D mammography, is the first radiology practice in the Triangle to adopt iCAD’s Profound AI®, a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to aid in breast cancer detection.
FROM OUR RADIOLOGISTS
Know before you go for your MRI
When a doctor orders an MRI, patients know they’re coming to find out more about their health concern or the extent of an injury. What they don’t know, is what to expect during the MRI exam.
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Fast Breast MRI
Abbreviated Breast MRI (also known as Fast Breast MRI) is a breast cancer screening tool available to women who have an average risk of breast cancer or who have dense breasts. Used in conjunction with 3D mammography, AB-MRI can increase cancer detection, but does not replace a yearly mammogram.
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Breast ultrasound shouldn’t replace your mammogram, but it does provide additional diagnostic information, especially if there’s an area of concern. Learn more about the role of breast ultrasound from Dr. Susan Kennedy, one of our breast imaging radiologists.
It’s important to understand your risk for breast cancer. The new guidelines announced earlier this year, Dr. Danielle Wellman helps explain when women should have their first mammogram, how often they should be screened, and what do to do if they are considered to have a higher risk for breast cancer.
Learning that you have dense breast tissue can be confusing. From questions about how it’s related to breast cancer to what it means for your long-term health, it’s important for women to understand breast density. Dr. Kerry Chandler explains what women need to know.
One out of every two women age 40 and over has dense breast tissue and all women experience changes in their breast density as they get older. Learn how that impacts breast cancer detection.
Every couple of years, there’s an increased interest in breast thermography and how it compares to mammography in detecting breast cancer. The co-director of Wake Radiology’s Breast Imaging team shares important information, scientific data and our practice’s position on thermography.
After a screening mammogram, we understand that our patients simply want to know the results of their screening. Many patients are surprised when their mammography report is accompanied by information about breast density. Dr. Kerry Chandler explains why we send the letter and what it means about your breast health.
New breast cancer screening guidelines outlined by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) call for risk assessments beginning at age 30 for all women and detail specific instructions for African American women who are at an increase risk of mortality from breast cancer.
Abbreviated Breast MRI (Fast Breast) is a breast cancer screening tool available to women who have an average risk of breast cancer or who have dense breasts.
[…] the compression uncomfortable or even painful. So why is it important? Why is compression necessary during a mammogram? Compression helps to spread out the normal fibroglandular ( dense) tissue of the breast making it easier for radiologists to see through the breast tissue and detect abnormalities that might be hidden by the overlying tissue. […]
You went, not you’ve got questions. Our mammography technologists and breast imaging radiologist address common questions women have AFTER a screening mammogram.
[…] her life. Gail started having annual screening mammograms at Wake Radiology more than 15 years ago. Early on, she was told that she, like many women, has dense breast tissue. This was often the culprit for inconclusive mammogram results that required she come back for additional breast images. She learned that having dense breasts makes […]
Wake Radiology recommends mammograms starting at age 40. High-quality, annual 3D mammography remains a woman’s best option for early breast cancer detection. Long-term follow up in multiple studies have shown an 18-29% reduction in breast cancer mortality when annual screening is done between ages 40-50. Mammography detected breast cancer in the 40-50 age group results […]
[…] native who recently switched to Wake Radiology for her yearly mammogram. In 2016, Donna heard a lot about 3D mammography. And, having been told that she had dense breast tissue, she decided to have this type of advanced screening. The clarity and detail that comes from a 3D screening is especially important for women with […]
A breast cancer diagnosis can leave a woman feeling defeated and hopeless. Family and friends rally support and offer to help — and that means the world. But, compassionate, respectful care from from your healthcare team can be a source of unexpected strength. Read Kay Casper’s story about how a dedicated care team directly […]