New examination technique can increase up 30% the chances of detecting breast cancerThe novelty is training fruit held in one of the main reference units in oncology and prevention of Brazil: Cancer Hospital of Barretos, em SP.
The Foundation Amazonas State Oncology Control Center (FCecon), unit linked to the Department of Health (Sesame), He began to use, Last month, a new technique for mammography, that can increase up to 30% the chances of detecting breast changes. The novelty is the result of a training held in one of the main reference units in oncology and prevention of Brazil: Cancer Hospital of Barretos, in Sao Paulo.
A team of Imaging Sector professionals FCECON participated in advanced training and, according to the CEO of the institution, oncological surgeon Marco Antonio Ricci, the initiative will increase the performance of radiological techniques and optimize the service in an essential sector for the screening and diagnosis of cancer in hospital: the complementary tests.
"Before, we used an American technique, widespread worldwide, to the achievement of mammograms, which can directly assist in the detection of precancerous lesions and indicate the presence of a malignancy breast. Now, We took a step forward, with a new methodology that will help ensure more accurate diagnoses ", He highlighted the Radiology Manager at hospital, médica Sabrina White.
She explains that the new technique, of Dutch origin, increases the field analyzed by examination with a positioning that allows better visualization of tissues, which consequently, It allows further analysis. "As a tertiary treatment unit, the tests available in Cecon Foundation, They are offered only to the institution's patients, today considered a reference in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer throughout the Western Amazon ", said the expert.
Or course, according to specialist, It was sponsored by the Association Americas Amigas, an entity created from the partnership between Brazilian and American, in favor of reducing the number of deaths from breast cancer in Brazil, in particular, between the low-income population. The institute offers various courses in oncology, in many countries, besides Brazil. They participated in the activity, representing FCecon, the radiology techniques Rosimeire Pereira Ramos, Sheila Coelho da Rocha, Deuzimar Azevedo da Silva and Maria de Souza Eneidei Beltrao.
"The expectation now is for the refresher course in X-ray and CT, programmed to 2017. The important thing is that we are seeking training in centers of excellence, no cost to the institution, since the accommodation and food are also part of the training package ", He explained Sabrina Bianco.