Dense Breast Specialist

Sonoscreening Breast Care Center

Dense Breast & Breast Implant Screening located in Coral Gables, FL

At the Coral Gables, Florida, office of Sonoscreening Breast Care Center, the staff has extensive experience in diagnostic breast cancer testing for women with dense breasts and breast implants. The medical team uses advanced diagnostic technology of the SonoCiné system that provides a more consistent, higher-quality images for dense breast tissue and reduces the likelihood even small areas of cancer will be missed. Find out more about the benefits of SonoCiné today by scheduling a consultation by phone or online today.

Dense Breast Q & A

What is dense breast?

Dense breast is used to describe how breast tissue appears on a mammogram. If you have dense breasts, you likely have more supportive tissue, mammary glands, and ducts within the breast, which shows up differently than other breast tissue during a diagnostic mammogram.

This dense breast tissue can make it challenging for your radiologist to interpret the results of your mammogram. However, the medical team at Sonoscreening Breast Care Center is especially skilled in diagnostic techniques and technologies for dense breast tissue.

 

What complications can dense breast tissue cause?

Breast density can only be identified during a mammogram. During your diagnostic test, dense breast tissue can increase the chances that small areas of breast cancer aren’t detected. Because dense breast tissue appears differently on a mammogram than fatty tissue, it can be difficult to differentiate cancer from dense tissue.

Dense breast tissue may also increase your risk factors for developing breast cancer, as women with dense breasts have a higher occurrence of cancer than those with fatty breasts. Furthermore, this risk grows with increasing breast density.

 

What diagnostic options are available for dense breast tissue?

The team at Sonoscreening Breast Care Center offers the SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBUS) technology specifically designed to navigate dense breast tissue and breast implants when testing for cancer.

The ultrasound technology offers repeated, consistent scans of your whole breast, including the areas under your arm and around your lymph nodes. This technique provides the radiologist with greater visual details despite the denser tissue or implant material.

Traditional mammograms can miss as much as 50% of breast cancers in those with dense breasts or implants. SonoCiné reduces the likelihood of abnormal breast tissue or masses will be missed during a breast cancer screening.

 

What can I expect during a screening with SonoCiné?

The SonoCiné technology uses a computer-controlled arm to guide a transducer over your breasts. The test is painless and requires no compression on your breasts. The transducer records over 5,000 images of your inner breast tissue for the Sonoscreening Breast Care Center radiologist in a movie format.

It can take up to five business days to get the results of your SonoCiné screening, at which time your doctor discusses the findings and if there’s any need to move forward with additional testing or treatment.

If you haven’t yet had a mammogram or have dense breast tissue and need special care, call Sonoscreening Breast Care Center today or book an appointment online now.

Detecting Cancer in Dense Breast

Breast density is a measure used to describe the proportion of different tissues that make up a woman’s breasts, and is typically revealed through a mammogram. Around 40-50% of all women have dense breast tissue.

 

 

The Problem

 

 

Fatty Breasts

 

Spotting tiny cancers on the mammogram of a fatty breast is easier because cancer appears white on dark fatty- breast tissue, as shown here.

 

Dense Breasts

 

Cancers are harder to find on the mammogram of a dense breast because both cancer and dense breast tissue appear white.

Mammography misses over 50% of the breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue.

 

Implants

 

Mammography’s x-rays cannot penetrate the implant. Women with implants who get breast cancer are 38% more likely to die from it than women without implants who also get breast cancer.