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Palmetto Health Breast Center, offering ultrasound breast screening to their patients

March 4, 2015

Dr. Shawn Conwell, the Professional Director of Palmetto Health Breast Center in Richland, South Carolina and a Partner at Pitts Radiology joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Shawn Conwell 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: 15:39

Dr. W. Shawn Conwell is the Professional Director of Palmetto Health Breast Center in Richland, South Carolina and a Partner at Pitts Radiology. For over 15 years, Dr. Conwell has been helping to empower patients to get control of their health and no various medical screening options that are available to them. He is a highly coveted ‘Breast Specialist’ who graduated from Medicine College of Georgia School Of Medicine, Augusta Georgia and a residency training of Diagnostic Radiology at Metrohealth Medicine Center. He also has completed extensive post graduate training work at Women’s Imaging Fellowship, Magee Women’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve and MetroHealth Medical.

Dr. Conwell belongs to the following professional societies: American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging, American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America and American Association for Women Radiologists. He has received numerous awards including the 2005 American College of Radiology Moorefield Fellow for Economics and Health Policy, the 2004 Resident of the Year and the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Award; Awarded by the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey. 

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