We provide you with clarity, compassion, comfort

At QT breasthealth, we understand the importance of gathering clear information about your breast tissue. We also feel you deserve a pleasant, comforting experience you won’t receive at other imaging centers.

The moment you enter our facility, you’ll be enveloped by a calming, pleasant environment. Warm, caring staff members are there to ensure you have a positive experience from start to finish. Even the music playing during your QTscan is catered to your personal preference.

Comforting scents, soft robes, and a relaxing imaging experience are all key elements of QT breasthealth’s innovative process. Most importantly, you’ll get the clarity you deserve.

It’s easy to see QTscan was truly designed with women like you in mind.

What can you expect during your QTscan?

1

Check-In

As soon as you arrive at our comforting QTbreasthealth center, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly team members. They’ll help check you in for your appointment and ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire if you haven’t already done so online. If you haven't already pre-paid, you’ll be asked to make the full payment of $600 (by credit card) for your pain-free, radiation-free QTscan.
Please note that we are not currently accepting insurance. We can provide a receipt for you to submit reimbursement from your FSA or HSA.

2

Change and Scan

A team member will escort you to the exam room where you’ll undress from the waist up. You’ll be provided a comfortable robe to wear. Once changed, the QTbreasthealth technician will re-enter the room and help you get positioned comfortably on the QTscanner. The technician will carefully place a magnet on your breast and you’ll lie with your face down. Your breasts will rest in a pool of body-temperature water, so it’s hardly noticeable.

The total scan time takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of your breasts. There is absolutely no compression, injections, radiation or pain. In fact, you’re encouraged to rest peacefully as music plays softly in the background.

When it’s time to be repositioned, the technician will help you do so. Once the QTscan is complete, the technician will hand you a towel to dry off your chest, and you’ll be escorted to the changing area once again. The entire process from check-in to departure should take about an hour in total.

3

Results

Unlike other imaging centers, you will receive a call from a provider within 72 hours of your QTscan – typically via a video or phone call. The review process usually lasts 10-15 minutes and if any suspicious areas are detected, the physician will recommend a follow-up exam with your personal doctor.

We will provide you with a PDF report of your QTscan results – or one of our physicians can schedule a time to review the report with your doctor, should you desire.

 

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Common Questions

How does QTbreasthealth deliver Reassurance without Radiation?

As an adjunct to mammography, many women will come to us for follow up imaging if their results from traditional imaging were inconclusive.  We provide that imaging with no radiation and our doctors provide reassurance with fast results.

What does QT stand for?

Q T stands for Quantitative Transmission ultrasound, the technology used with the QTscan in our centers.

What’s different about a QTscan?

Most traditional breast imaging takes pictures of your breasts in 2-dimensional views or uses them to reconstruct three-dimensional images. QT Ultrasound captures the third dimension. A QTscan uses both reflective and transmission modalities. This suggests that direct speed-of-sound measurements have the potential to discriminate between different types of tissue. The QTscan can detect objects as small as the size of a hair follicle.

Is a QTscan safe?

The QTscan uses no radiation so the exam can be available to women of all ages and has no frequency limits as radiation-based imaging tests do.

Does a QTscan hurt?
The QTscan uses no compression or injections. Most women who have experienced a QTscan say that it is a painless, comfortable experience. Many women even fall asleep during the scanning process as their breast rests in a soothing container of body-temperature water.
Who created the QTscan?

QT Ultrasound is the parent company of QT breasthealth, and the creator of the QTscan. For more information, please visit the QT Ultrasound website.

Where are you located?

We’re currently located in Novato in the Hamilton Landing Hangar #3, Suite 180A. The signage is not obvious, but we are located on the directory. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of and behind the building.

We’ll be expanding our services to offer the QTscan in locations across the U.S. in the upcoming months.

What does a QTscan cost?

A QTscan is $600 and can be paid by credit card at the time of your appointment or online when you schedule. If you choose to pre-pay for your scan prior to your appointment, you can save $50 off the cost of the scan.

Can my doctor refer me to QTbreasthealth for a QTscan?

Your doctor may refer you for a QTscan. Some doctors may not be aware of the QTscan because it is a new, groundbreaking breast imaging option. Rest assured, QT Ultrasound is not “experimental technology.” Our QT Ultrasound technology is FDA-cleared for marketing as an adjunct to mammography. This means that if you’ve had a mammogram and didn’t get clear results because you have dense breasts or implants, a QTscan could give you a clearer picture of what’s happening in your breast tissue.

Will insurance cover the cost of a QTscan?

QTbreasthealth does not currently accept insurance.

How long will the appointment take?

Your appointment at QTbreasthealth will take about an hour from arrival to departure. This includes your check-in, scan time, and changing your clothes in between.

Who is the QTscan not recommended for?

The QTscan is not appropriate for the following patients:

Those advised by their physician to avoid immersing their breast in water, such as after a biopsy procedure

Those with open wounds or sores on their breasts

Pregnant or lactating women

Patients weighing more than 400 lbs

Those with a breast cup size greater than DDD

Patients with magnetic implants, such as pacemakers

Those with allergies to chlorine, alcohol wipes, or medical grade adhesive tape.

How will I get a copy of the images for my doctor?

Our physician will review the images with you after your appointment and you may request a PDF report of your QTscan results. Because our QTscan uses a proprietary software to read the images, we cannot forward them to your physician as he will not likely have the proper tools to read the electronic images. Our physicians can schedule a time to review the images with your doctor, if requested.

What happens if the images show something of concern?

If the scan reveals an area of concern in your breast tissue, our physician will recommend you have a follow-up QTscan in 6 months or one year with QTbreasthealth. The physician may also recommend you speak with your doctor for any other follow-up.

Can I participate in the clinical trials with Marin Breast Health Trial Center?
If you fit the criteria of a clinical trial that we are actively recruiting for, you may participate at Marin Breast Health Trial Center. Visit this link for a list of current clinical trials we’re recruiting for.
How do I tell other women about QTbreasthealth?

We encourage you to connect with us on our social media channels- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube and invite your friends and family to like our pages. We regularly share content about our centers, client testimonials, clinical trial updates, and staff bios.

If you’ve had a great experience at one of our QTbreasthealth centers, please leave us a review here. If you’ve had an outstanding experience, tell your friend or family member to try a QTscan.

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