Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound Specialist

Breast Ultrasound Center -  - Radiologist

Breast Ultrasound Center

Radiologist located in Pasadena, CA

Dr. Kelly is a leading radiologist and medical innovator in Southern California, committed to providing Pasadena area patients with in-depth evaluations of breast lesions using his state-of-the-art Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) system at the Breast Ultrasound Center.

Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound Q & A

What is Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS)?

SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) is a unique, proprietary diagnostic imaging system Dr. Kelly developed to provide safe, painless, noninvasive evaluations of breast tissue that cannot be easily evaluated using traditional mammograms, including dense breast tissue and breasts with implants. Unlike regular ultrasound that relies solely on the technologist to guide the scanning device, the AWBUS uses a computer guidance system to control the speed and direction of the scan for the most accurate results. The technology is designed to identify and provide detailed visual diagnostics of even small lesions that can be difficult or even impossible to detect on a regular mammogram so women can feel confident about their results and get the care they need for cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.

What is involved in an AWBUS exam?

AWBUS is similar to other ultrasound exams that use sound waves transmitted painlessly through your skin to create images of the tissues inside your body, but its automated design ensures the highest level of accuracy. While you lie comfortably on your back, the transducer device passes over your skin, transmitting sound waves that provide data which is transmitted to a computer. The computer translates that data into images that can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed and even shared via secure email with oncologists and other doctors involved in your care.

Can I have an AWBUS exam instead of a mammogram?

No, the AWBUS system is designed specifically to be used as an adjunct to your regular mammogram, not to replace it. When combined with the results of a traditional mammogram, the AWBUS can provide more detailed results and images that can be used to visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions and guide treatment for lesions determined to be cancerous.