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Ultrasound & Automated Volume Scanning

Ultrasound

An ultrasound exposes part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body with no radiation. When used in conjunction with mammography, it is directed to the area of the mammographic abnormality or symptomatic area of the breast. It is also used to differentiate cysts; round, fluid-filled pockets inside the breast, from solid masses and to guide breast biopsies.

Automated Breast Volume Scanning

Automated breast volume scanning, also known as 3D ultrasound, is a new automated breast imaging technology offered at our Paradise Valley Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This ultrasound technology gives a more realistic view of the whole breast and its physical structures. It has the unique ability to distinguish between fatty and dense breast tissue, making it ideal for someone with dense breast tissue or a history of breast disease. It gives physicians a much more realistic view of the whole breast by taking hundreds of breast tissue images from the skin down to the breast wall.

Mammography is still considered the gold standard in breast screening, but combining ultrasound and a mammogram, increases detection of breast cancers that are small earlier.

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  • Caroline M. Cranford, MD, MBA

    Caroline M. Cranford, MD, MBA

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  • Christophe P. Frouge, MD, PhD

    Christophe P. Frouge, MD, PhD

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  • Threasa H. Frouge, MD

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Caroline M. Cranford, MD, MBA

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Womens Imaging, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Medical School:
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Christophe P. Frouge, MD, PhD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Interventional Radiology. Ancien Chef de Clinique de Hopitaux de Paris. Breast Imaging. Institut Gustave Roussy. Villejuif, France

Residency:
Ancien Interne de Hopitaux de Paris

Medical School:
Faculte de Medecine Paris Ouest

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Threasa H. Frouge, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Nuclear Medicine, Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Medical School:
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology

Sri Preethi Gunnala, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Neuroradiology, Northwestern Medical Group, Chicago, IL

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Medical School:
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Lawrence E. Kowal, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Interventional Radiology, Angiography, CT and Ultrasound, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Eric J. Rodriguez, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Medical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Denise J. Smith, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Sectional Imaging and Interventional Radiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, Loma Linda University Radiology Medical Group, Inc., Loma Linda, CA

Medical School:
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology

Herbert J. Tomaso, MD

Board Certified:
American Board of Radiology

Fellowship:
Research Fellow - Functional MRI, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Residency:
Diagnostic Radiology, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate of Added Qualifications/ Maintenance of Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology