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Breast Ultrasound

About Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to take images of the tissue inside of the breast.  During the exam a radiologist will pass a transducer back and forth over the area of interest.

A breast ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram, but is used to evaluate an area of clinical concern or an abnormal mammographic finding.  A breast ultrasound can be used to see whether a lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid.

Note: We do not perform screening ultrasounds.  As recommended in the guidelines of the American College of Radiology, we only target areas of clinical concern. 

How Will I Learn the Results?

The radiologist will discuss the results of the ultrasound study with the patient at the conclusion of the exam.  

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 888.364.6400.