Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound is a useful complement to mammography in the evaluation of breast disease. Mammography alone cannot consistently determine whether a mass is cystic or solid. When used in addition to mammography, ultrasound can often improve diagnostic accuracy.

Procedure

  • You will lie on an exam table with your breasts exposed.
  • A non-greasy gel will be applied to the area of concern.
  • The sonographer will use a hand-held transducer (probe) against your skin to obtain images of the palpable mass, or a mass previously seen on a mammogram to give the radiologist additional information.
  • You may be asked to change positions during the exam.

Preparation

  • A recent mammogram examination should be reviewed by the radiologist prior to the ultrasound examination.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a prescription if your doctor has given one to you.

Considerations

Let the technologist know:

  • If you have had previous surgery.
  • If you have had cancer or a family history of cancer.
  • If you take any medication.
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