Breast and Bone - Radiologist - Dr Herman Fourie

Early Detection Saves Lives

Forget painful mammograms. Detect lumps early with our more accurate 3D Mammograms, Bone Density Scans and Ultrasound services.

Certainty with Confidence

This 3D mammography test uses revolutionary state of the art technology to view the inside of the breast layer by layer in 1mm-thin images.

Thorough with Diligence

Breast Tomosynthesis has been shown to find 30% more breast cancers because of earlier detection when compared with standard 2D mammography.

Quality without Compromise

With 4 practices across South Africa, we are on a mission to change the face of breast care in Pretoria.

Make your body the #1 PRIORITY

Breast tomosynthesis is a 3D imaging technology that involves acquiring mammogram images of a stationary breast at multiple angles during a short 8 second scan. Images are acquired at 11 different x-ray source angles, while holding the breast stationary with slight compression. Objects in the breast project differently for each of these 11 angles.

 

The tomosynthesis procedure is finalized by reconstructing the individual images to generate high-resolution slices with slice separation of 1mm, which displayed individually (displayed similarly to computed tomography) or in a dynamic video mode. Thus, a 5cm compressed breast tomosynthesis study will have 50 reconstructed slices while a 7cm compressed breast tomosynthesis study will have 70 reconstructed slices.

 

Tomosynthesis slices resolves the tissue overlap reading difficulties that radiologists face, and that are a major source of missed breast cancers in conventional 2D mammography exams.

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Our Procedures

Breast tomosynthesis is the latest breakthrough in mammography. It provides a clearer, more accurate view of the breast and allows doctors to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of any abnormalities. This can lead to better detection, fewer call backs and greater peace of mind

3D Mammograms

A 3D mammogram uses X-rays to create an image of the breast tissue. Many healthcare facilities and hospitals are adopting 3D mammogram technology due to the clear picture it gives of the breast tissue.

Bone Density

Osteoporosis and osteopenia, conditions of low bone mass leading to an increased risk of bone fracture, are extremely common in women, especially after menopause when bone loss is accelerated.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It’s also known as sonography.

 

Happy Client Stories

This was my first Mammogram, and I heard so many stories about how painful this would be. I thought it would experience discomfort during or after the Mammogram, but I was impressed — not at all! I was talked through the examination and was relaxed and felt safe because the Radiographer knew what she was doing.

Angela N.

5/5
I had my first Mammogram this week at the age of 50y. I could see that the practice was busy, and while dealing with that kind of burden, they still took the time to make me feel like I was the most important patient there that day; it was very special. Thanks to all of you.

Precious M.

5/5
I was put at ease right away and felt like everyone I encountered made me feel that they truly cared about my well-being and for me as a person. The staff was professional, kind, informative, and the service they gave me was just great. Thank you all!

Priscilla M.

5/5

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