ABUS, Automated Breast Ultrasound, breast cancer screening is specifically developed to find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue, which may be missed by mammography. If you have dense breast tissue, the addition of ABUS screening can increase the detection of cancers. ABUS screening, along with the option of a 3D screening mammogram, will help provide a clear evaluation of your dense breast tissue. It's the only breast cancer screening technology FDA-approved for detection in women with dense breast tissue.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. (For MRI and nuclear medicine studies, please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time.)
Bring the following information with you:
- A signed prescription for an imaging study (unless your doctor’s office has either faxed an order or indicated they entered the order directly into Inova’s electronic medical records system)
- Insurance card
- Photo ID (e.g., license, passport)
- Any previous exam films and reports performed at a non-Inova facility, including X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds
- Implant card, if applicable