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An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses high frequency sound waves to take pictures of areas inside the body. An ultrasound helps determine whether a breast abnormality is solid or liquid.
Positron Emission Tomography, also known as a PET scan, is called a functional study because it creates pictures based on the activity of specific cells. It is used to detect cancer throughout ...
Magnetic resonance imaging, also called MRI, uses magnets and radio waves to create 3D, cross-sectional images of areas in the body. MRIs may be used to better understand the size of a cancer ...
A chest x-ray, also called a chest radiograph, is a test in which a machine takes a picture of your lungs, heart, airways, blood vessels and bones of the chest and upper back.
A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan or computerized axial tomography scan, is a series of digital x-rays of the inside of the body shown in 3-D format. This test helps doctors take images of the ...
A bone scan helps your doctors learn whether breast cancer has traveled to your bones. It’s different than a DEXA scan, which measures bone density.
After Lumpectomy, Mammogram Plus MRI Detects More New Breast Cancers
Use of two screening methods improves breast cancer detection in young women previously treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy.