At Bay Imaging Consultants, we stress the importance of regular mammograms and breast screenings. While mammograms are the standard for breast imaging, factors may play a role into whether or not additional imaging tests are needed. Breast MRI and ultrasound are often suggested for women at risk of breast cancer, which includes women with high breast density. Here’s a closer look at how breast density affects which screening test is best for you.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, making it a very real threat to women worldwide. The first step to fighting breast cancer is knowing the signs and symptoms of the disease – here’s where to start.
Although breast cancer is extremely rare in men, it can also affect them. Lack of awareness makes breast cancer extremely dangerous for men, who often do not consider their symptoms to be signs of breast cancer until the disease is more advanced. This is why we wanted to take a moment to discuss breast cancer in men, including which risk factors and symptoms to be aware of.
Undergoing an annual mammogram is the most important step for monitoring breast health. Mammograms are important tools in the fight against breast cancer because they are able to detect breast cancer in even the earliest stages before symptoms are notable, which allows doctors to more effectively treat the cancer and gives patients the highest chance of remission. Whether it’s your first time or you are a mammogram veteran, these tips will help you prepare for your mammogram exam.
The most commonly discussed women’s imaging topic is what is the best time for women to undergo their first mammogram. Since breast screenings are the first step to fighting breast cancer, mammography plays an important role in finding breast cancer during its early stages and successfully treating it. Breast Cancer Awareness starts knowing when to start scheduling annual mammogram screenings.
In recent years, interventional radiology has been used to treat uterine fibroids in a minimally invasive and very safe way. They do this through Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) which is a safe and effective non-surgical option for women to consider when dealing with uterine fibroids. But, before we explain UFE. We need to ask, “what are uterine fibroids?”