ABUS (3D ultrasound for your dense breast tissue)
Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is a safe, radiation free, non-invasive exam that uses sound waves to look for cancers and breast pathology in women with dense breast tissue. Unlike the limited breast ultrasound, ABUS is used as a screening tool to evaluate the entire breast and find cancers that can hide in normal dense tissue. ABUS is a screening and diagnostic ultrasound that has been proven to find cancers that are not seen on mammograms. It is not an alternative to your 3D mammogram, but rather an additional screening exam for women with dense breast tissue, because not every breast is alike.
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