Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the inside of your breasts. It can help your healthcare provider find breast problems. It also lets your healthcare provider see how well blood is flowing to areas in your breasts.
A lump in the breast is a cause of great concern. High frequency, high-resolution USG helps in its evaluation. This is exemplified in women with dense breast tissue where USG is useful in detecting small breast cancers that are not seen on mammography.
Breast ultrasound is the examination of the breast tissue using an ultrasound scan. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images or pictures of the breast that are displayed on a screen. If you or your doctor can feel a lump in the breast, ultrasound can help to distinguish fluid-filled lumps cysts from solid lumps that may be cancerous or benign non-cancerous.
A breast ultrasound is an imaging technique commonly used to screen for tumors and other breast abnormalities. The ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the breasts. Your doctor may perform a breast ultrasound if a suspicious lump is discovered in your breast.
Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It is primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical exam, mammogram or breast MRI. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive and does not use radiation.
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Ultrasound is useful for looking at some breast changes, such as lumps especially those that can be felt but not seen on a mammogram or changes in women with dense breast tissue. It also can be used to look at a change that was seen on a mammogram. Ultrasound is useful because it can often tell the difference between fluid-filled cysts which are very unlikely to be cancer and solid masses which might need further testing to be sure they're not cancer.
These high-frequency sound waves are far above the range of human hearing. Sound waves are aimed at a particular area of the body. The different body tissues reflect the waves back in varying degrees. The echoed waves are recorded and displayed as a continuous real-time image on a computer monitor.
Back to Breast cancer screening. After your breasts have been X-rayed, the mammogram will be checked for any abnormalities. You'll receive a letter with your breast screening results within 2 weeks of your appointment.