Currently, with the help of cutting-edge technology, digital mammogram machine has been developed into 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis that takes only 3.7 seconds to capture each x-ray image. The 3D digital mammogram machine also shows thin layers of lumps separately that are overlapping by fats and muscles in the breasts especially for women with dense breasts, resulting in clearer images of the abnormal lumps or calcifications. Nonetheless, a better detection of breast cancer can be made compared to the 2D mammogram machine.
Ultrasound will reveal the lumps or cysts in the breasts. If lumps are detected, it will be able to show their size and diameter to identify if they are normal or prone to breast cancer. This will result in precision and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer.
If any abnormality is found in the breasts, a biopsy can be done for an immediate diagnosis, by injecting local anesthetic medicine without the need of IV sedation. The method leaves only a tiny scar about the size of a needle with minimum pain and can be done as an outpatient procedure.
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