Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among U.S. women. In 2010, over 40,000 were expected to perish from the debilitating disease. Fortunately, a breast ultrasound is one of the scientific breakthroughs and technologies that have contributed to a reduction in such incident rates according to the statistics over the years.
A breast ultrasound for dense breasts can provide more accurate and early diagnosis, and therefore, quicker treatment. Ultrasonography is very similar to the SONAR. It produces muted high-frequency sound waves, which then produces images of the internal parts of the body.
Ultrasonography technology, over the years, has been beneficial to breast cancer diagnostics for patients and potential patients. Breast sonography is less painful than a mammogram. No plates are pressed onto the breasts. Ultrasonography is painless and non-invasive.
It is recommended for women with dense breasts. Women who have bigger and denser breasts cannot rely completely on the mammogram because of their extensive glandular tissues. The ultrasound, however, has the capacity to penetrate the much deeper and even more covert parts of the body.
Ultrasound is also advisable for women who are breast-feeding or have silicone implants. Any small health care facility will have the ability to provide breast ultrasound cancer screening examinations.