Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound

fail“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

As more and more studies reveal the sad truth about mammograms, many women are left wondering what to do.

We all want better, safer and more conclusive ways to find tiny invasive breast cancers while also avoiding cumulative radiation harms, false scares, overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

Just today, a Danish study debunking mammograms was all over the news. I heard physicians and reporters alike say — we need better technology! One reporter even said, “Mammograms are barbaric.”

I couldn’t agree more. And I’m thrilled to have recently discovered that better technology already exists. It’s called SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) and it was invented by Dr. Kevin Kelly, a radiologist of 34 years who was passionate about improving ultrasound technology in an effort to find the tiniest cancers often missed by mammography (especially in dense breast tissue).

Not only does it find the earliest of invasive cancers in extremely dense breast tissue, there is no squishing, no pain, no radiation, no IV, and no contrast dye.

While SonoCiné is officially marketed as a supplement to mammograms and not as a replacement, I believe there is enough evidence to say bye-bye to mammograms forever! In case you are into the science, check out my recent article,  The Downside Of Mammograms: What Your Doctor May Not Be Telling You. It lists the studies as well as experts speaking out against mammography.

Here’s what women can do NOW to be the change needed for better, safer, more conclusive breast imaging…


Please share this information with all women you care about!





About dp4peace

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Glenn & I live in San Diego with our two boys: Skyler, the Yogi and Cody, the Buddha! I enjoy running, yoga and working on projects that bring more peace, health and light to our world.
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7 Responses to Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound

  1. Tara Felicio says:

    What are your thoughts on this versus the aurora rodeo MRI?


    • dp4peace says:

      I did the Aurora Rodeo MRI for 4 years in a row. I was concerned about the contrast dye and really wanted to find something else that I could feel would be just as good at finding a small INVASIVE cancer. Dr. Kelly is amazing — and he is very confident that his technology and his reading of it will find the tiniest cancers (as small as 4mm). I still believe the RODEO MRI or dedicated breast MRI is excellent at finding INVASIVE cancer, but again, there is the unknown risk and question of contrast dye being left in the brain. The SonoCine is also a lot cheaper and easier. MRIs are hard to endure the physical test. I’m thankful I had clear MRIs for 4 years, but I think I will stick with SonoCine going forward. Good question. Thank you! 🙂 Donna


  2. Desiree says:

    Hey Donna,

    Any thoughts on how to get it covered by insurance…

    Probably need a clinical trial to provide evidence, but now that we are becoming seasoned advocates maybe we should collaborate with Dr. Kelley to fund and execute one.

    Take care,



    • dp4peace says:

      Yes Desiree!! Dr. Kelly needs our help as well as help from other physicians! There are insurance codes and they can provide a bill for you to submit to insurance. Every insurance company is different so need to inquire. Here is some info on the website under FAQ regarding price and insurance:


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  4. Judy says:

    Got Dr to order, but clinic said insurance would not cover and my cost is $1000. Too expensive, will do thermograms which I can afford and MRIs which insurance will pay for.


    • dp4peace says:

      $1,000 doesn’t sound right. It’s $250 in Pasedena, CA and if you want a private consultation with Dr. Kelly it is $100 extra. No clinic should be charging that amount of $$. If you do MRI, be sure to ask if it is a “dedicated breast MRI” meaning the machine is only used for breast imaging and not other body parts. Read why here:
      Also, be aware that the contrast dye used for MRI can potentially stay in the brain….so doing this annually may be problematic long-term. I would try to find another whole breast ultrasound center near you. Thermograms are questionable depending on the place and camera — with not a lot of quality control and regulation. More info here:
      Where do you live? Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Donna


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