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Ultrasound + X - Ray

Mammogram + Utrasound - Breast
Imaging

Screening for breast cancer. Used to detect micro-calcifications in the breast tissue with the use of x-rays. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the (Hong Kong) Hospital Authority, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among females in Hong Kong with 25% of women diagnosed with cancer being diagnosed with this form of the diesease. It is normally advised that women over 40 years of age get a mammogram every other year. This can vary depending on specific health concerns and family history. <br /><br />Ultrasound screening of the breasts, often conducted in conjunction with a mammogram screening (for breast cancer). Conducting breast ultrasound in addition to mammogram offers a more comprehensive screening of the breasts. Ultrasound imaging of the breasts enables detection of fibroadenosis (fibrocystic breast disease), a common non-cancerous breast disease, as well as cysts in the breasts. Breast ultrasound can be used to distinguish between a solid mass and a fluid-filled cyst and together with a mammogram offers a more comprehensive form of breast screening for women over 40 and a safe form of screening for women under this age. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the (Hong Kong) Hospital Authority, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among females in Hong Kong with 25% of women diagnosed with cancer being diagnosed with this form of the diesease.