SonoCine AWBUS™ uses ultrasound, which is just sound waves that you can’t hear. Ultrasound is safe for an unborn baby and therefore, safe for your breasts. Perhaps the most important difference between the SonoCine AWBUS™ exam and others is that the images acquired are reviewed in the form of a movie instead of still pictures. Unlike mammography where cancer appears white on white dense-breast tissue, ultrasound shows cancer as dark spots that seem to pop out on the screen making it much easier for your radiologist to see.
When the exam is completed, the SonoCine AWBUS™ technology will have captured between 2,000 and 5,000 images to form an ultrasound movie, or Sono (sound)…Cine (movie), for the Radiologist to review. Unlike others, the SonoCine AWBUS™ is designed to provide you with a fully documented, quality controlled examination of all your breast tissue. This way your primary care physician can compare last year’s to this year’s exam, to see what changes may have occurred.