"The threat of breast cancer is exceptionally nerve-racking, not just to the patient, but to her family as well. With 80% of all biopsies diagnosed as benign, traditional technologies create needless anguish. This new compassionate technology can give her the answer in just a few hours."
Until recently, a woman with a positive mammogram had to wait for days or even weeks to learn whether she had cancer or a benign lesion. Now, technological breakthroughs make these long, stressful waiting times a thing of the past.
Through technologies pioneered by the Arizona Telemedicine Program, a woman, participating in the rapid breast diagnosis service of UltraClinics™, can have a breast biopsy and get her lab results in hours. Later the same day, the patient can meet with a specialist in women’s health by video conferencing.
At the heart of UltraClinics™ is the national award-winning DMetrix digital medical imaging system, developed through a collaboration of scientists from the Arizona Telemedicine Program and the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.