BREAST CANCER SCREENING
Types of breast cancer screening
Since you will be naked at the time of the check-up, please wear clothes that are easy to remove only the upper body.
We will ask you about your age and menstrual conditions,pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding experience, and whether your family has cancer.
This is an examination that takes a picture of the breast with a dedicated X-ray machine.
In our hospital, we will shoot in two directions: oblique and oblique (MLO) imaging, which compresses the breast from an angle, and head-to-tail imaging (CC), which compresses from above and below. Thick breasts are very difficult to see inside, so they need to be stretched thin and compressed. It is painful at this time, but it is very important because it makes it easier to see inside the breast and reduces the amount of radiation used. In addition, fine calcification that is difficult to see by echography can be copied.
Ultrasound screening (echo)
This is a painless test that uses ultrasound to inspect the breast. Young women have many mammary glands, and mammography is difficult to distinguish between mammary glands and tumors, so it is used in conjunction with mammography. Although it is difficult to depict fine calcifications, you can closely observe the appearance of the breast and the mass.
Introduction of mammography equipment
The staff will accompany you in shooting.
Please relax as much as possible.
Adjust the posture and pinch the breast firmly
in the compression plate.
Pressure may be painful.
If the pressure is insufficient,
the mass may not be projected.
If the thickness is reduced by 1 cm, the radiation
exposure will be reduced to about half.
Shoot from different angles.
Introduction of ultrasound screening (echo) equipment
In fact, inspection clothes are opened and inspected.
モWe will inspect while checking
the video on the monitor.