Radiology

Published on June 6th, 2016

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Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS): An Important Tool in Women’s Imaging

A recent study conducted by the American Journal of Roentgenology further suggests women with dense breasts are significantly better served when imaged with a combination of screening mammography and supplemental 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) than when imaged with screening mammography alone. The study found that the “combo catches significantly more cancers than its solo counterpart, and it does so without driving up recalls and false positives.”

This study is consistent with the recommendation by St. Luke’s Women’s Imaging reflected in the attached algorithm by Joseph Russo, MD, Section Chief of Women’s Imaging, St. Luke’s University Health Network, which was mailed to all SLPG providers in 2014 and 2015.

St. Luke’s is proud to be an early adopter of such important technology and is committed to bringing the most effective and innovative care options to your patients.

When ordering this exam in Allscripts please use “US Breast Bilateral ABUS”.

For more information, please contact St. Luke’s breast health nurse navigators.
Sue Folk: 484-526-7232
Debbie Claycomb: 484-526-4887

Your patients can schedule their ABUS by calling Central Scheduling at 484-526-1000 or 1-800-801-7745.

View the Breast Algorithm.


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