These complimentary webinars feature experienced ABUS users who discuss ABUS in clinical practice.
Dense Breast Tissue: Status of Ultrasound for Breast Cancer Screening
Marc F Inciardi, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Section Head, Breast Imaging, University of Kansas Medical Center
What is breast density? Why it is important to measure? What is its role as an independent risk factor for developing breast cancer? What is its impact on the effectiveness of screening mammography.? Dr. Marc Inciardi will review University of Kansas clinical results using automated breast ultrasound since 2009 for screening women with dense breasts as one of the 12 clinical sites participating in the SomoInsight Clinical Study.
Implementation of ABUS in the Community Setting
Monica H Saini MD, MS, Chief of Breast Imaging, Santa Fe Imaging/Christus Medical Center
This presentation reviews the decrease in sensitivity of mammography in dense breasts and the risk associated with breast density. Published clinical results supporting supplemental screening with Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) are featured. Dr. Sani presents her first year experiences in implementing ABUS in a community hospital as a supplemental screening tool for women with dense breasts and reviews interesting ABUS cases.
Ian Grady MD, FACS, North Valley Breast Center, Redding, CA
A brief history of various publications supporting the use of handheld ultrasound and Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) as a supplemental screening tool for the dense breast population will be presented. In addition, the integration of ABUS into the breast screening workflow will be explained and various clinical examples will be reviewed.
Automated Breast Sonographic Coronal Imaging: Diagnostic and Screening Applications
Beverly E Hashimoto, M.D., FACR, Section Head, Ultrasound, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
This presentation covers coronal breast scanning and its ability to offer operator independent acquisition, wide field of view, and provide an excellent basis for multi-modality comparisons. Dr. Beverly Hashimoto will review various clinical cases that demonstrate the benefit of the coronal view for breast imaging.
These complementary webinars provide healthcare professionals and introduction to ABUS and the clinical need for this technology.
Introduction to Automated Breast Ultrasound for Screening Women with Dense Breasts
Jackie Bailey , Senior Clinical Product Manager – Automated Breast Ultrasound, GE Healthcare
This webinar will discuss current breast cancer statistics, current breast cancer screening practice in the USA and the challenge of screening dense breasts. Mammography can miss 1/3 of cancer in dense breasts, and over 40% of American Women have dense breasts. An overview of Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) will be provided and examples of how this technology can be integrated into daily clinical practice for supplemental screening for women with dense breasts.
Breast Density: The Radiologic Dilemma
Jessie Jacob, MD, MMM Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health, GE Healthcare
This insightful presentation from a radiologist’s perspective informs about the challenges radiologists encounter when interpreting dense breast exams. The presentation also includes current dense breast research and an overview of screening options for women with dense breasts. Case reviews of dense breast patients demonstrate the radiologic dilemma by comparing mammograms and Automated Breasts Ultrasound (ABUS) exams.