Due to the fast execution time, patients can leave the hospital and live normally after a day, only local anesthesia, virtually no scarring.
Prof. Pham Minh Thong - Deputy Director of Bach Mai Hospital - said the mammary imaging diagnosis unit - Photovoltaic Center - has successfully deployed mammograms to detect breast cancer (UTV) Early and vacuum techniques completely eliminate breast damage, opening up many hopes for breast cancer patients.
A mammogram is a technique that uses low-intensity X-ray beams to project on mammary gland tissue to capture images at the mammary gland. This method helps detect abnormalities, tumors at an early stage even when the patient has not touched and felt.
Mammograms have been shown to be effective in early detection of UTV, especially in situ mammary carcinoma , which is not invasive. With this stage, the ability to completely cure is very high, most cases can surgery to preserve mammary gland for patients.
Dr. Nguyen Thu Huong, Head of Breast Imaging Diagnostic Unit - Photovoltaic Center, said that with this method, doctors use needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance with large diameter (11-8G), with Vacuum support device for specimen collection, for better pathological results or for taking all benign lesions.
Due to the fast execution time, patients can leave the hospital and live normally after a day, only local anesthesia, virtually no scarring. All benign mammary lesions that affect the patient can use this method, with a tumor size of less than 3 cm can remove the entire lesion in one intervention.
This new technique has been deployed at the Center since 2018 and has been implemented in more than 100 patients. This is a modern technique, has many advantages, opening hope for breast cancer patients.