Breast Surgery and Breast Imaging

The breast is a very delicate organ that requires precision treatment involving many medical professionals, one of which is a breast surgeon. A breast surgeon is an upgraded general surgeon who has special knowledge of the diseases of the breast, its anatomical architecture and the complex non-surgical treatment options.

The breast surgeon should also have a vast knowledge of the different surgical procedures, from removal of part of the breast (called a lumpectomy) or the full breast mastectomy.  There are many variables which will lead to the decision on the type of breast surgery including breast shape, size, texture, skin quality, tumour position, size of tumour, and many more, but not least the patient’s preference.

There is also the possibility of a one-step reconstruction in the case of a mastectomy.

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Breast imaging is a particular type of radiology imaging which focuses solely on breast health. Breast imaging can be undertaken in a variety of ways including screening or diagnostic mammography and ultrasound.

Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early when it is can most effectively be treated.

It plays a central part in the early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast a long time before you or your doctor can feel them.  Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast and is primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical examination or mammogram.  

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