Chennai Breast Centre is equipped with the fastest, highest resolution breast tomosynthesis mammography system with superior-performing low dose 3D exam with more accuracy. This technology is particularly useful in women with dense breasts.
Breast Self Examination
Breast is a very dynamic organ and keeps changing with menstrual cycles, pregnancy, lactation, age, weight gain and weight loss. Being aware of these normal changes and the texture and feel of one’s own breasts helps and noticing changes early.
Timing of self breast examination: It is best to check the breasts after periods in menstruating women, as the breasts are tender and nodular few days before periods. Women after menopause can do any day, once a month. Touch, Look and Check the breasts regularly while taking a shower with soaped hands. Over a period one gets familiar with the way the breast looks and feels. Anything different will be spotted and can be evaluated further by a doctor.
Breast screening with mammography is being debated across the world with regards to its safety and overall survival benefit. There is no specific mammographic screening policy in India as per our health authorities. We have adapted the guidelines recommended by the UK guidelines and the American College of Radiologists and Cancer Society.
We recommend mammographic breast screening every 2 years for women over 40 years. Women with a higher risk (ie) strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer are recommended to have annual mammograms. Additionally, Breast MRI will also be required in women who have inherited breast cancer gene mutations.
When abnormalities are detected on screening, further diagnostic workup that includes a breast Ultrasound and image-guided (Stereo or Ultrasound-guided) breast biopsies will be performed.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
The diagnostic service is offered with the state of the art technology (i.e) Hologic 3D high definition tomsynthesis mammogram, Hologic supersonic high resolution breast ultrasound with stereo , tomo and US guided breast biopsies.
Chennai Breast Centre is equipped with the fastest, highest resolution breast tomosynthesis mammography system with superior-performing low dose 3D tomo exam with more accuracy. This technology is particularly useful in women with dense breasts. Our kind, caring and friendly Mammographers make the screening and diagnostic process comfortable and stress free.