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Additional option for earlier detection of breast cancer especially for dense breasted patients

March 26, 2015

Danna F. Grear, MD a Clinical Breast Radiologist who has been providing imaging services in Northwest Arkansas since 1989 joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Danna F. Grear discuss the following:

  • What convinced you to offer ultrasound breast screening to your patients and describe the patient type who should have this examination?
  • What is the SonoCiné AWBUS™ technology and why did you choose to offer this breast screening examination?
  • How is ultrasound different than mammography and why not use ultrasound on all women instead of mammography? 
  • Why don’t all breast facilities offer this type of screening for their dense breasted patients?
  • I understand that there are Breast Density Information Laws that are forcing imaging facilities to tell women if they have dense breast tissue.  Are they working and how do you feel about this?
  • Tell us about the new insurance codes for ultrasound breast screening. What does this mean for dense breasted women and the facilities who offer this supplemental screening?
  • What is your advice to women for protecting their breast health?

Duration: 16:53

Danna F. Grear, MD is a Clinical Breast Radiologist who has been providing imaging services in Northwest Arkansas since 1989. Dr. Grear, along with Dr. Kevin Pope developed the first image guided breast biopsy program in Northwest Arkansas in 1995. She and Dr. Kevin Pope founded The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, as the first independent, dedicated breast center in Arkansas in 2003.

Grear is board certified in Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. She completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at University Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She was instrumental in the organization of the Multidisciplinary Breast Conference at Washington Regional Medical Center and currently serves on the Credentials Committee. Grear has been a member of the Mammography Clinical Image Review Committee for the Arkansas Department of Health for over 10 years. She is a current member of the Society of Breast Imaging and the American Society of Breast Disease.

Grear serves on the board for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ozark Affiliate and has been an active volunteer since it’s inception in 1998. She received the Komen Cameo award in 2007, a national award recognizing volunteerism. She is actively involved in the community with organizations such as Womenade. Grear serves on the MANA Charitable Fund Board and was key in creating the Murray T. Harris Allied Healthcare Scholarship program.

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