Ultrasound is a type of technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate an image of your breast tissue. Your breast radiologist will interpret the image.
Ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive exam with no radiation.
Yes. Ultrasound can show a finding not seen on a mammogram and vice versa. Both technologies (mammogram and ultrasound) are complimentary to one another.
The majority of our patients report that the ultrasound exam is not painful. However, while ultrasound does not require compression, it can be uncomfortable if your breast tissue is sensitive to the ultrasound probe pressure.
Yes. A recent study showed that in women with dense breasts and increased risk for breast cancer, screening ultrasound resulted in detection of four additional cancers per one-thousand women with normal screening mammogrames.
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