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Automated Breast Ultrasound

Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABU)

Аutomated high-resolution 3D imaging that provides a comprehensive, highly detailed visualization of breast tissue. User-independent, hands-free image acquisition delivers standardized results that improve diagnostic accuracy and quality of care.

What is a an ABU?

3D Total Breast Ultrasound combines the power of 2D/3D ultrasound and advanced technologies with automated acquisition and intelligent workflow solutions to create one comprehensive package for ultrasound breast care. At the centre is the ACUSON S2000™ Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS), HELX™ Evolution with Touch Control. A comprehensive breast imaging system that provides operator-
independent, standardized 3D imaging, it enables data consistency and generates reproducible results to improve the quality of breast ultrasound care.

How can the ABU help you?

In North America, 40 percent of women have been diagnosed with dense breasts and about 50 percent of them are under the age of 50. While breast density typically lessens with age, it is still present in 1/3 of women over 50. Overall, these women have a 4-6 times higher risk of breast cancer when compared to those with little or no breast density.
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast density, ask us whether an automated ultrasound could help you to better screen for cancer. The new 15-minute screening could bring the peace of mind of knowing you are currently breast cancer free.
independent, standardized 3D imaging, it enables data consistency and generates reproducible results to improve the quality of breast ultrasound care.

What to expect at your Automated Breast Ultrasound appointment.

No Preparation Is Required.

Clothing

An ultrasound may require you to remove articles of clothing and you may be asked to put on a paper gown. Some jewelry articles may interfere with the test and may have to be removed. Wear loose clothing for most ultrasound types.

Before The Test

You may be asked to remove articles of clothing and put on a paper gown. During the x-ray you will be asked to remain completely still while the test is being performed. The test itself is quick and usually lasts only a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the number of images required.

After The Test 

You can remove the ultrasound gel with relative ease and no traces. You may go about your daily activities immediately after the test unless otherwise advised by our staff. The reports will be produced by the reading physician and shared with your referring doctor. You may discuss these results with your doctor at a follow-up appointment.

Schedule Your Appointment

Please complete the Quick Form below. After you submit this information, CDN support will contact you by email to confirm your appointment. If you have a medical emergency, dial 911

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