For the past 13 years, I received my mammogram report in the mail with a note stating, “normal with dense breasts.” Little did I know, (because nobody EVER informed me) this was a HUGE RISK factor for breast cancer, because a tumor is white and dense breasts also show up white on a mammogram. When asked if I wanted a 2D or 3D mammogram, I picked 2D because I had no family history of breast cancer and didn’t think it would matter-well it DOES! 3D mammography offers women several benefits compared to 2D mammography, including improved cancer detection, with fewer false positives.
New technology can maximize the benefits 3D mammography offers even more. What if my doctor had a second pair of eyes to help detect my walnut sized tumor that was growing for possibly 5 years? That is what ProFound AI can do! ProFound AI is the first FDA cleared 3D tomosynthesis software using artificial intelligence. It rapidly and accurately analyzes each 3D mammogram image, detecting cancers and alerting radiologists if suspicious areas may warrant a closer look. So, when you go in for your next mammogram-ASK if they are using ProFound AI-it can help your radiologist detect any sign of cancer earlier, when it may be more easily treated. It is like having an extra set of eyes and after my diagnosis and lack of information I want EVERY WOMAN to know this and ask for it!