What is Breast Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to evaluate the breast tissue. The primary use of breast ultrasound is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on mammography. Ultrasound is often used to determine if a lump seen on a mammogram is solid or fluid-filled.
Screening ultrasound can be considered in women with dense breast tissue in addition to annual mammography.
All ultrasounds require a referral from provider.