FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jefferson Radiology (East Hartford, CT) and U-Systems (Silicon Valley, CA) announced today that the state's largest diagnostic imaging group has become the first in Connecticut to add the state-of-the-industry somo-v™, Insight Class Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for dense breast tissue screening.
An education awareness event, held today at Jefferson Radiology's Farmington, CT office, brought local breast cancer survivors, physicians, medical thought leaders and media together to raise awareness regarding the benefits of additional screening tools for women with higher breast density.
Nancy M. Cappello Ph.D.; local breast cancer survivor, Watertown, CT native and President of Are you Dense? – A national organization dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue and its significance in the early detection of breast cancer –served as keynote speaker of the evening. Dr. Cappello shared her story and educated participants and guests on the benefits of the latest form of breast ultrasound capability.
Jefferson Radiology's Director of Breast Imaging, Jinnah A. Phillips, MD, announced the company's addition of ABUS and shared statistics behind the diagnostic use of ABUS as an adjunct to mammography in the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.
"As concerns regarding breast cancer detection, prevention and treatment continue to rise, the forward progress of this technology, and the communication surrounding breast density and options for screening women with dense breast tissue, has created a long over-due opportunity for patients and physicians in our state to feel comfortable with breast ultrasound screening by leaving them satisfied and reassured by the results they receive," Dr
|SOURCE Jefferson Radiology|
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