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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.  

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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. 

 

Other News & Insights

What is the role of breast ultrasound?

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.

What Does It Really Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

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.

Wake Radiology Supports New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

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

Abbreviated Breast MRI

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. 

Why Is Compression Important During a Mammogram?

[…] 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. […]

How 3D Mammography Changed My Life

How 3D Mammography Changed My Life

[…] 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 […]

The Facts about 40

The Facts about 40

[…] 40-50. Mammography detected breast cancer in the 40-50 age group results in lower-stage disease, reduced treatment and lower rates of recurrence. 3D mammography improves cancer detection in dense breasts, a significant issue for the 40-45 age group., One out of two women in this age range have dense breast tissue. 3D mammography also helps reduce […]

Donna Parker: Finding the Right Care Team for You

Donna Parker: Finding the Right Care Team for You

[…] 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 […]

Going The Extra Mile: Kay Casper’s Story

Going The Extra Mile: Kay Casper’s Story

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 […]

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