For Doctors2024-07-13T16:50:29-07:00

The new standard of care

Give your patients peace of mind with
SonoCine® AWBUS

SonoCine® AWBUS

Revolutionizing breast care from reactive to proactive,

with early detection of breast cancer

What is SonoCine AWBUS?

The SonoCine Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) is an FDA-cleared computer-guided ultrasound supplemental screening designed for early detection of breast cancer. SonoCine AWBUS is ideal for all women, including women with dense breasts, women with implants, and those who have had any type of breast intervention such as a biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy. Unlike handheld ultrasound examinations, SonoCine AWBUS exam provides whole breast coverage, including lower axillary lymph nodes, far medial, infra-clavicular, and infra-mammary. SonoCine AWBUS provides greater visual detail of breast tissue where mammograms may have difficulty providing clear, detailed images.

How accurate is SonoCine AWBUS™?

In clinical trials, Breast cancer detection doubled from 23 to 46 in 6,425 studies using AWBU with mammography, resulting in an increase in diagnostic yield from 3.6 per 1,000 with mammography alone to 7.2 per 1,000 by adding AWBU. The number of detected invasive cancers 10 mm or less in size tripled from 7 to 21 when AWBU findings were added to mammography. Conclusion: AWBU resulted in significant cancer detection improvement compared with mammography alone (Kelly et. al., 2009).

Patient experience during SonoCine AWBUS™ exam

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 equip healthcare providers with a fully documented, quality controlled examination of the patient’s breast tissue. This way healthcare providers can compare last year’s exam to this year’s exam, to see what changes may have occurred.

Precision/Automation

Technology

SonoCine AWBUS™ robotics automates the scan acquisition process by compensating for sonographer probe manipulation and reducing human error. Robotics assists in maintaining scan-row overlap, and provides automated nipple location, with intuitive, touch-based workflow integrated into RIS and PACS.

SonoCiné captures a slice every 800µ, and thereby provides enough images to identify masses as small as 5mm in diameter. Fluid video playback and visual navigation allow doctors a more comprehensive view of a possible finding.

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SonoCine results that can lead to early detection

A blinded, prospective, clinical trial demonstrated that by adding a blinded AWBUS exam to a mammogram, more smaller cancers were found than by mammography alone.

Source: European Radiology, 10 March, 2010.

Kevin Kelly Multi-Center Trial

  • 6,425 exams
  • 46 total cancers found
  • 39 invasive and 7 DCIS
  • 23 cancers visualized by mammography
  • 15 cancers visualized by both SonoCine and mammography
  • 23 cancers visualized only by SonoCine

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Why work with us

Early detection is a critical aspect of effectively managing breast cancer, as it allows for timely intervention and improves the chances of successful treatment. SonoCine Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) is an advanced imaging technology that offers numerous benefits in the early detection of breast cancer.

1

Excellent Service

We’ve provided the SonoCine exam to over 10,000 patients and will take great care of your patients. Our patients report a great experience, evident by our excellent reviews.

2

Exclusive Access

Get priority appointment times for your patients such as exclusive next day or same week appointments. We understand the urgency and can get your patients in and out quickly.

3

Quick Results

You’ll receive patients results and reports within 24-48 hours of your patient’s appointment.

The Exam Process

SonoCine AWBUS provides a consistent, repeatable scan of the whole breast including the axilla (underarm/lymph nodes). Clinical studies show that adding SonoCine to a yearly mammogram can improve cancer detection results. The SonoCine Method has three steps:

Step 1: Patient Preparation

SonoCine has developed a proprietary camisole that fits like a sports bra, which holds the breasts in place and provides a sense of modesty. This patented camisole enhances patient comfort and improves imaging.

Step 2: Patient Exam

Similar to a hand-held ultrasound, the patient lies on their back as scan rows are captured sequentially from below the collar bone to the lower margin of the breast. This process, including preparation, exam, and room turnover, takes under 30 minutes and can be scheduled accordingly.

Step 3: Exam Results

The SonoCine exam is recorded as a video and read by the radiologist who can then give their entire attention in a distraction-free environment. The exam report will then be shared with the healthcare provider. Exam results are typically available 24-48 hrs. after the appointment.

Pricing & Insurance

We Keep Everything Transparent

Can I use my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) card to pay for SonoCine breast exam or other ultrasound services?2024-01-02T12:59:47-08:00

Yes. Ultrasound reimbursement is eligible with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Ultrasound is not eligible for reimbursement with a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA). Please contact your plan administrator to discuss eligibility further.

Is there insurance reimbursement?2023-06-30T09:04:42-07:00

Reimbursement will vary depending on the insurance carrier using CPT Code 76641 (ultrasound, breast, unilateral to include axilla when performed, complete) and charged for each breast. Visit SonoCine’s Reimbursement page to learn more.

How much does it cost for a SonoCine scan?2023-07-07T15:04:28-07:00

The cost of the examination is $450.

Is the exam covered by insurance?2023-06-30T09:12:47-07:00

Insurance coverage depends on the individual’s insurance provider and coverage. We currently do not accept insurance, but can provide a superbill which can be used to file a claim with your insurance provider.

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