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Caring for Patients, not Populations; Annual Mammography Remains Recommended and Beneficial
The results of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study have
been referenced in the New York Times
recently, stirring up controversy over mammography for breast cancer screening.
The authors concluded that “annual mammography screening in women ages 40-59
does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond a clinical physical exam.” This is the only randomized clinical trial,
amongst many over recent years, that has not
demonstrated a benefit from mammography screening. Read more....
What is the right thing to do and when?
There has been much written over
the last few years regarding breast cancer detection and the proper timing for
screening mammography. Guidelines from
the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and other major medical
organizations have contrary recommendations for screening, leading to much
debate and confusion amongst institutions, physicians and patients alike.
Mammography Screening (con't)
Pueblo Radiology / Santa Barbara Women’s Imaging Center strongly believe that the proper guidelines are stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Read more...
Supplemental Screening with Ultrasound Beneficial for High Risk Women
According to the results of a study conducted by Seoul National University College of Medicine, screening ultrasound can improve cancer detection in women with dense breast or increased normal risk. Recently, more US states are passing breast density laws mandating that physicians notify patients with dense breast tissue that additional screening is beneficial. Whole breast ultrasound is a widely available procedure that requires no contrast or radiation that has been proven to detect more subtle cancers than mammography alone. In the studies conducted in Seoul, eighty-one percent of breast cancers detected at screening ultrasound were not seen in mammography. Santa Barbara Women’s Imaging Center, an affiliate of Pueblo Radiology, offers whole breast ultrasound for women with dense breasts or at high risk for breast cancer.
The original article can be found in Radiology, February 2014, Vol. 270:2, pp. 369-377.
Breast Density Legislation Expands
"The time has come for national standardized breast density notification," according to the article "Breast Density Inform: 2013 and Beyond." Joanna Pushkin states that "nearly half of the country now either has or has drafted breast density notification legislation." Pueblo Radiology and our affiliate, Santa Barbara Women's Imaging Center are also taking part in spreading awareness about the importance of breast density, which can hide and lead to breast cancer.
Read more from "Breast Density Inform" (starts at page 35) about breast density legislation here...
This article originally appeared on The Shriver Report
Pueblo Radiology and Judy Dean M.D. Affiliation
On January 1, 2013 Dr. Judy Dean and Pueblo Radiology affiliated and created the Santa Barbara Woman's Imaging Center, located at Dr. Dean's current office at 1525 State Street.
Our first project is bringing breast tomosynthesis to the central coast. This cutting-edge technology promises to improve mammographic accuracy in detecting breast disease while reducing the number of callback examinations. From the woman’s perspective, the exam is similar to a regular mammogram. However, the resulting images are no longer in 2D, but instead a 3D volume of the breast which aids the radiologist in evaluating the overlapping and complex structures of the breast, especially in the presence of dense breast tissue.
Other services at the center include DEXA for bone density assessment and breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasound includes whole breast screening in addition to localized and focused scanning for areas of concern. For patients needing breast biopsy services, our office will continue to offer stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies and aspirations.
Breast MRI imaging and biopsy and wire placement / localization examinations will be handled at our main office at 2320 Bath Street. Additionally, our Bath Street location will continue to provide screening and diagnostic breast imaging, breast ultrasound, and breast biopsy / aspiration services.
We encourage you to call and schedule your next appointment at one of our two offices. Our goal is to exceed your expectations in a professional, pleasant, and discreet office environment.