The Latest in Imaging and Interventions
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3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
3D Mammography, clinically known as, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), obtains multiple images of the breast and reconstructs them to create a 3D image of the breast rather than a single image. This technology improves the detection of small cancers and has been shown to reduce the number of patients recalled for more imaging due to false positives. This is used for screening patients, and can also be utilized as an additional screening tool if a patient’s 2-D mammogram shows dense breast tissue.
Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation of Breast Masses (Coming soon)
With cryoablation, we use ultrasound imaging to guide a thin, needle-like device through the skin and into a breast tumor, where it emits liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the cancerous tissue. The process involves two freezing cycles of five to eight minutes each, with a thawing phase in between, to produce higher cell death. Besides the no-pain, no-scarring advantages, there's another potential perk with this technique: The possibility that freezing a cancer and leaving it in the body to be absorbed may stimulate an anti-cancer immune response. After cryoablation, patients come in for a follow-up, including mammograms, every six months for the first five years, then annually.
Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography
This mammography is an advanced breast-imaging technique designed to highlight areas that may not get detected with standard 2-D full-field digital mammograms (2D FFDM). As with a breast MRI, the administration of intravenous contrast in CEDM highlights areas of increased blood flow that may be associated with tumor growth. CEDM has consistently been demonstrated to be more sensitive than standard mammography for the detection of breast cancer. Women who are at moderate risk of developing breast cancer — those with a 15 to 20 percent chance in their lifetime based on risk assessment — may benefit most from this type of examination.
Advanced Body Composition Assessment
Real insights to reshape your health. An Advanced Body Composition exam is a quick, low dose X-ray exam that measures the three main tissues of the human body: fatty tissue, lean tissue, and bone. Often Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to diagnose clinical obesity, but it measures excess weight, not excess fat. It doesn’t tell the complete story.
Our Body Composition Assessment clearly differentiates between fat and lean muscle mass, providing more accurate and detailed measurements of body composition. These measurements are critical for accurately assessing the state of your health and defining successful treatment programs.
In the example above, the BMI measurement of excess weight would indicate the patient on the left (Figure 1) is obese. Yet, the DXA data and BCA analysis show the patient has a healthy ratio of fat to lean mass.
Conversely, BMI measurements for the patient on the right (Figure 2) would indicate normal weight, while BCA analysis of the patient’s ratio of fat to muscle shows the patient to be at risk for obesity-related diseases.
The Advanced Body Composition Assessment provides an advanced tool that used in conjunction with weight management programs, it can help you lose body fat, not muscle mass, for a more successful and healthier long-term weight loss.
Genetic Testing and Counseling
Genetic testing for hereditary cancer will help you understand a personal or family history of cancer. Certain genetic variants can make your risk of developing cancer significantly higher than that of the average person. If you have a personal or family history of cancer, genetic testing can help guide you and us in making decisions about your treatment or prevention plan. Genetic testing can also identify family members who may be at risk too. Knowing if you have a genetic variant can help you be more proactive about your health by getting earlier or more frequent screenings, performing preventative surgery to reduce your risk, using certain medicines or qualifying you for clinical trials. At Wiin this is more than a test it envolves a built-in support network You don’t have to figure it out alone. We are available to guide you through the testing process, help you make sense of your results, and plan a path forward.
A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the tissues inside the breast. Unlike a mammogram, a breast ultrasound shows all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. A breast ultrasound should not replace a mammogram, but it is helpful to see whether a breast lump is full of fluid, known as a cyst, or if it is a solid lump. It does not use x-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.
Elastography is an ultrasound measurement that further evaluates a mass on its tissue properties of compressibility. More rigid masses tend to be malignant, and softer tissue tends to be benign. Ultrasound is a susceptible test for masses but is not very specific ( it will pick up a mass, but it cannot tell if it is benign or malignant in most cases). Elastography allows us to follow less concerning benign-appearing lesions, therefore avoiding core biopsy. Elastography also enables measurement of infiltrative processes within the tissue before identifying it as a focal mass since the rigidity of the surrounding tissue can be picked up as a "hard" area. Often helpful for evaluation of palpable lesions when a discrete mass is not yet visible on ultrasound in otherwise healthy appearing tissue.
Ductography is a procedure that looks at the inside of the milk ducts to further evaluate the causes concerning nipple discharge. We place a small ductographic cannula within the discharging milk duct, and we inject X-ray dye through a syringe. Only a few drops are needed to visualize the ductal system entirely. The technologist then takes two images of the breast to show the number of lesions and their location to help guide the surgeon or radiologist to perform a biopsy.
It is safe and painless and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back, and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays); thus, there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. An abdominal ultrasound produces a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. An abdominal ultrasound produces a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.
A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. You can find out whether you have osteoporosis or if you should be concerned about your bones by getting a bone density test. This test uses a machine to measure your bone density. It estimates the amount of bone in your hip, spine, and sometimes other bones. Your test result will help us make recommendations to help you protect your bones. This test is essential to learn if you have weak bones or osteoporosis before you break a bone. It helps predict your chance of breaking a bone in the future, sees if your bone density is improving, getting worse or staying the same. The test can show how well osteoporosis medicine is working, and it will also let you know if you have osteoporosis after you break a bone. An ultrasound is a painless procedure it uses sound waves to generate images of the inside of your body. A thyroid ultrasound is used to examine the thyroid for abnormalities, including cysts, nodules, or tumors.
Body Composition Analysis
This scan provides an accurate picture of muscle, bone, and fat mass that aids in the design of customized weight loss programs for patients. You will receive a full body composition report that not only shows the precise location of bone, lean mass, and fat mass but also provides a visual comparison of changes in these three areas over time. If you are undergoing a Weightloss program, you can be scanned multiple times to track progress. When viewed together, these composition reports provide a very accurate "before and after" look at the entire body. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. An abdominal ultrasound produces a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.
A thyroid ultrasound creates images of the thyroid to check for lumps, enlargement, or to keep track of size change. The ultrasound can help measure the size and shape of the thyroid gland, but it cannot tell how well the thyroid gland is working. The exam may also be used to check the four parathyroid glands that lie behind or next to the thyroid. An ultrasound is a painless procedure it uses sound waves to generate images of the inside of your body. A thyroid ultrasound is used to examine the thyroid for abnormalities, including cysts, nodules, or tumors.
This is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.