Breast Ultrasound

      • 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. 
      • Ultrasounds performed by ARDMS Certified Breast Sonographers
      • All patients are given results the day of their exam
      • Used in conjunction with mammography for patients age 30 and older
      • Performed on patients under age 30 and when mammogram is contraindicated
      • All ultrasounds require a referral from provider