In 2012,1.68M new Breast Cancer cases were found of which 522k of these resulted in death. Dense Breast women are 4-6 times higher at risk. (American Cancer Society)
Traditionally, X-ray mammography has been viewed as the gold standard for breast screening. However, for dense breast women, its sensitivity is less than 50%. Adding the need for painful compression of the breast and the extra exposure to radiation, X-ray mammography itself could not meet the needs of mass scale Dense Breast Screening. ABUS was invented to significantly improve breast tumor detection.
70% Asian women and African Americans have Dense Breasts.
Uterine Fibroids and Adenomyosis are two of the most common benign tumors in women occurring in various locations of the uterus. Though not life threatening, they can cause unpleasant symptoms which may require medical intervention for treatment and symptom relief.
1/3 of women of reproductive age have uterine fibroids Uterine Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility and frequent urination. 200,000+ hysterectomies are performed annually due to uterine fibroids in the US. The annual direct costs ranged from $4.1 billion to $9.1 billion a year. *National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Dec. 20, 2011 (USA)