The gold standard for breast cancer screening is mammography, but mammograms alone can’t catch all cancers. For women with dense breast tissue—about 40 to 50 percent of women—mammograms may have trouble spotting small tumors.

NorthShore University HealthSystem offers automated whole breast ultrasounds to find small, invasive breast cancers that mammograms may miss. Your annual mammogram can determine if you have dense breast tissue and are a candidate for a whole breast ultrasound. Schedule a mammogram today.