What is a breast ultrasound?

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. Breast ultrasound does not use X-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.

A breast ultrasound is used to see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid lump. An ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram, but it is often used to check abnormal results from a mammogram.

For a breast ultrasound, a small handheld unit called a transducer camera is gently passed back and forth over the breast. A computer turns the sound waves into a picture on a TV screen. The picture is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.

Why should I get a breast ultrasound?

It is not recommended to get a breast ultrasound as an alternative to getting a mammogram. However, clinical trials are now looking at the benefits and risks of adding breast ultrasound to screening mammograms in women with dense breasts and a higher risk of breast cancer. A breast ultrasound is used to see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid lump. An ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram, but it is often used to check abnormal results from a mammogram.

For more information on breast ultrasound please visit http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=breastus
Questions or Concerns

The team at Ashland Radiology Associates would like your experience to be as pleasant and seamless as possible, and ensure your exam is of the highest quality. In assuring that you are properly prepared, we guarantee the best care for you and your loved ones!

Imaging results are available to your healthcare provider within 24 hours. It is the responsibility of your provider to follow up and explain these results. They may do this either by phone or via follow up appointment.

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