Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), or technology-equipment">3D mammography, was approved by the
“Our patients know they are our number one priority. From the convenient location, heated gowns and personal dressing rooms to the knowledgeable licensed staff, latest imaging equipment and expert caring radiologists, our patients are receiving the best when they come to AvestÉe,” said founder Dr.
According to Dr. Dabbous, she was inspired to open AvestÉe when Digital Breast Tomosynthesis was unanimously approved by the
There are many similarities between a 2D/3D combination mode mammogram and the 2D digital mammogram. They take almost the same amount of time, the machine looks the same, and the patient's breast is compressed in the same number of positions. The big difference is that the 3D mammogram collects images as the machine makes a quick arc over the patient’s breast tissue. These images are then reconstructed into a data set, allowing the radiologist to examine the breast tissue in 1 mm slices. This 3D visibility effectively removes summation artifact (harmless objects such as glandular tissue and blood vessels which are photographically superimposed to resemble cancer) from the breast imaging equation. Summation artifact is the leading cause for call back exams. Having a better, more reliable view of the breast tissue helps increase the efficacy of the test and catching breast cancer at earlier stages. 3D breast screening is particularly effective for women who have dense breast tissue.
AvestÉe Women’s Imaging Center opened in
In addition to screening and diagnostic mammogram services. AvestÉe also offers breast ultrasounds, a full spectrum of body imaging services, ultrasound services, ultrasound guided biopsy and bone density studies. Appointments can be made online at http://www.avesteeimaging.com. The facility accepts most major commercial insurance, HMO/PPO plans,
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