Improved breast cancer detection equipment coming to Beaumont

Posted at 10:22 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 10:50:39-04

Better breast cancer detection equipment will be installed at the Beaumont Breast Care Center in Dearborn. 

Beaumont will be the first in the nation to install the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound 2.0 at their facilities. 

Staff says the new advances will mean better accuracy for women getting screened for the cancer, and more precise results for women with dense breasts. 

"We are committed to informing patients about breast density, and offering supplemental screening options,” said Sophia Roumanis, M.D., section head of Breast Imaging and Intervention, Beaumont Breast Care Center, Dearborn. “We are thrilled to add the Invenia ABUS 2.0 to our breast cancer screening program, which allows better visibility of dense breast tissue during breast cancer screenings.”

Nearly 40 percent of women in America have dense breasts, identifiable through mammogram screenings. 

Beaumont says "dense breast tissue not only increases the risk of breast cancer up to 4-6 times, but also makes cancer more difficult to detect if using mammography alone."

In 2015, Michigan became the 21st state to adapt the breast density legislation, which requires mammography providers to inform patients if they have dense breast tissue on screening mammography.

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