Breast Cancer

Tri-City welcomes innovative breast cancer sonogram machine

Tri-City welcomes innovative breast cancer sonogram machine

For years, doctors had told Teresa Masters that she was free of breast cancer.

The now 87-year-old woman said she had undergone yearly mammogram exams at UC San Diego and always left without a diagnosis. In September 2011, Masters said she once again visited the hospital for her annual exam. On that day, the doctors performed an ultrasound and mammogram and also requested that Masters undergo a biopsy, she recalled.

Scared of the severity of such a procedure, the Oceanside woman reached out to a friend, who referred her to Dr. Kevin Kelly, a Los Angeles-based radiologist who had developed a new kind of breast cancer technology called the SonoCiné. The ultrasound-based...

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