Advanced Medical Imaging Now Provides Breast Cancer Risk Information for Patients
Recently, Advanced Medical Imaging (amimaging.com) began including Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk scores with all of their mammogram reports. This is in an effort to help determine high-risk patients and ensure every woman has a unique screening plan fit for them. The score is determined by the patient’s risk levels such as personal and family cancer history. The method used to determine the score is known as the Tyrer-Cuzick model. Most insurance companies recognize this assessment to provide coverage when additional screening is recommended.
If a patient has over a 20% Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk score they are considered high risk. This means they will most likely require additional and different screening, such as an MRI scan, to properly access their breast health in the future. The score is sent with mammography report to the patient’s primary care provider, who will then work with the patient to create a personalized screening plan.
Adding this service is one of the many actions taken to ensure that Advanced Medical Imaging patients aware of their breast cancer risk factors. Another risk factor for breast cancer is breast density. Per the Nebraska law passed in 2017, mammography patients and their doctors are notified if they are found to have extremely dense breast tissue. With the only fellowship-trained Breast Imaging Radiologist in the Lincoln area, AMI specializes in the screening and diagnosis of the most at-risk patients.
For more information or to schedule a mammogram, please call (402) 484-6677 or visit amimaging.com.