All breasts are not the same.
Some are fatty, some are dense
and some are a mix.
Breast Density — What does it mean?
Breasts are made of fat and breast tissue. Some
women have more fat than breast tissue while others have more breast tissue than fat. When there is more breast tissue the breast is considered dense. On a mammogram dense tissue looks white. Since masses or lumps also appear white on a mammogram, a suspicious lump may be masked by the dense breast tissue.
Dense breast tissue is also linked with an increase
in the risk of developing breast cancer. Women with extremely dense breast tissue have a 4 to 6 times greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not have dense breast tissue.
Invenia ABUS helps physicians look differently at dense breast tissue.
How the Invenia ABUS exam
Unlike 2D or 3D mammography, which
uses radiation, Invenia ABUS screening uses sound waves to create 3D pictures of the breast tissue.
Invenia ABUS is the only FDA-approved system for breast cancer screening when used
in combination with mammography in women who have dense breast tissue and no prior interventions.
Should I have an Invenia
ABUS screening exam?
Invenia ABUS breast cancer screening is specifically developed to help doctors find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue, which may be missed by mammography.
If you have dense breast tissue, like 40% of women in the U.S., the addition of ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound) screening can increase the detection of cancers.
Invenia ABUS screening along with your screening mammogram will help provide a clear evaluation of your dense breast tissue.
The Invenia ABUS
From the moment you lie down on the exam table, you’ll realize that Invenia ABUS screening
is completely unlike a mammogram. A layer of lotion is applied to your breast, and then a scanner is firmly positioned on your breast to acquire the images.
The exam takes approximately 15 minutes and provides your doctor with clear 3D ultrasound images.
The physician will review the ABUS screening images along with your mammogram.