Health Watch — Breast Cancer: Ultrasound Follow-up
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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about detecting, treating and preventing breast cancer. Mammograms are the primary screening technique for detecting breast cancer, but women at particularly high risk may need additional screening. MRI is often used for women at very high risk, but doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center say ultrasound is also a viable supplemental screening method.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the breast structure. Dr. Phil Evans, director of the Center for Breast Care at UT Southwestern, says it’s non-invasive, doesn’t involve radiation and is less expensive than MRI. It may be used to evaluate possible abnormalities found by mammography, and could be an option for high-risk women who aren’t eligible for MRI.
Visithttp://www.utsouthwestern.org/radiology to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in radiology.
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