Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mammogram Nonsense is Keeping me up at Night -by Ryan Polselli, M.D.


Last night I read the following question on a public Q & A forum: Why are doctors still ordering mammograms when I’ve seen it reported in several reputable sources that mammograms don’t reduce cancer risk via early detection, and may … Continue reading

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“Is ABVS Ultrasound Better at Detecting Abnormal Tissues in Breasts than Conventional Ultrasound? I Heard that, in one Doctor’s Opinion, ABVS Ultrasound has High Radiation. Is it True?” –Answer by Ryan Polselli


First, the doctor that told you about the radiation with ultrasound is dead wrong. Automated whole breast ultrasound (ABUS) is also referred to as automated breast volume scanner (ABVS). They are essentially the same thing but different manufacturers of the … Continue reading

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Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL): Should I be Concerned? —by Ryan Polselli


There are an increasing number of reports in the media lately about a new relationship between breast implants and an extremely rare form of cancer showing up in the breasts. Notice that I did not say breast cancer. That is … Continue reading

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What is Breast Tomosynthesis and 3D Mammography?


Breast Tomosynthesis is better known by most patients and physicians as 3D mammography. However, the use of the term “3D” is a bit misleading. There are no 3D glasses to wear as one would typically expect when viewing a 3D … Continue reading

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