We did 600 SonoCiné AWBUS exams and found four additional invasive ductal cancers that we couldn't see by mammography. So we know that we are finding breast cancers that we would not otherwise have been able to find if we were not using this technology in addition to screening mammography.
When adding SonoCiné AWBUS to our practice, my hope was that in the first 1000 dense-breasted women screened with normal mammograms we would find 3 missed cancers on mammography. In fact, we found our first cancer after only 70 cases and our second cancer after the 100th case.
Almost 20 years ago I realized that early detection of invasive breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue would prevent the ravages of both the disease and the effects of its treatment. Since then, my sole focus has been to provide an affordable ultrasound method to accomplish this task.
It has been a year since my breast cancer diagnosis and I wanted to thank you for finding it with automated whole breast ultrasound.
I was an early adopter of automated whole breast ultrasound. I have been using the SonoCiné AWBUS system since 2005 and in our first 7000 studies on approximately 3000 women, I am proud to say that we detected over 30 occult breast cancers with SonoCiné AWBUS that could not be seen on mammograms.