“While Ohio has not yet passed density notification legislation, it was very important for ProMedica Breast Care to stay ahead of the curve and adopt cutting edge technology that enables us to thoroughly and accurately assess breast density, particularly among women for whom mammography alone may not be enough,” said
The Enterprise installation of VolparaDensity at ProMedica Breast Care at
“We evaluated other commercially available density measurement tools, but we adopted VolparaDensity because it has been proven to provide objective, volumetric measurement that demonstrates to payors that we have a consistent, standardized approach to density assessment and supplemental imaging. This is also very important to reassure women that they have been thoroughly assessed and vectored to the imaging tool best suited to improve the early detection of cancer, based on their breast density and individual risk factors,” Dr. Shermis added.
Cleared by the
Breast tissue density has not only been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, it also decreases the sensitivity of the mammogram and thereby may impact early detection. Thirty-five percent of breast cancer goes undetected by mammography in women with dense breasts, as density masks the appearance of tumors (Boyd et al 2007, NEJM). Since both dense breast tissue and cancer appear white on a mammogram, finding cancers can be analogous to looking for a snowball in a snow storm.
“One of the region’s premiere breast care centers, the
Founded to enable radiologists to give women the most accurate information possible regarding their breast health,
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