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Innovative Breast Cancer Screening Techniques Now Available at GLMI

Published January 27th, 2024 by Great Lakes Medical Imaging

Breast cancer remains a significant health concern, and early detection is crucial in improving treatment outcomes and survival rates. At Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI) in Buffalo, New York, we are proud to introduce innovative breast cancer screening techniques that stand at the forefront of medical technology. Serving the Western New York community, our facility is equipped with the latest advancements to ensure early and accurate detection of breast cancer. Let's delve into these cutting-edge screening methods now available at GLMI and how they are transforming the landscape of breast cancer detection and care.

Advanced Screening Technologies at GLMI

1. 3D Mammography (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis): GLMI offers 3D mammography, a revolutionary technology that captures multiple breast images from different angles, compiling them into a three-dimensional picture. This technique provides clearer and more detailed images than traditional 2D mammography, especially beneficial for women with dense breast tissue. The enhanced accuracy of 3D mammography helps in detecting smaller tumors and reduces the likelihood of false positives and unnecessary biopsies.

2. Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS): For women with dense breasts, ABUS is a significant addition to our screening arsenal. This technology uses sound waves to create detailed 3D images of the breast, improving cancer detection rates in dense breast tissue, which can be challenging to assess with traditional mammography alone.

3. Breast MRI: Breast MRI is a supplemental screening tool used alongside mammography, particularly for women at high risk for breast cancer. It offers highly detailed images and is effective in identifying cancers that might be missed by other screening methods.

Personalized Screening Approaches

At GLMI, we understand that every woman’s risk for breast cancer is unique. Our team of specialists provides personalized screening recommendations based on individual risk factors such as age, family history, genetic predisposition, and breast density. This individualized approach ensures the most effective and comprehensive screening for each patient.

The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection of breast cancer can significantly increase treatment success rates. With these advanced screening techniques, we can detect cancers at their earliest stages, often before they have spread or become symptomatic. Early intervention allows for more treatment options, often less invasive, with a better chance of a favorable outcome.

Commitment to Patient Comfort and Safety

We understand that mammograms can be uncomfortable for some women. Our facility is designed to ensure patient comfort, and our staff is trained to provide a compassionate and supportive experience. Additionally, we adhere to strict safety protocols to minimize radiation exposure during mammograms.

In Conclusion

The introduction of innovative breast cancer screening techniques at Great Lakes Medical Imaging marks a new era in early detection and personalized care. Our commitment to providing the latest in breast imaging technology underscores our dedication to the health and well-being of the women in Western New York.

If you’re due for a breast cancer screening or have concerns about your breast health, we invite you to experience the advanced care at GLMI. Visit Great Lakes Medical Imaging to schedule your screening appointment. Together, we can take proactive steps towards early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer.

Disclaimer: This blog article is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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