Breast Ultrasound is an imaging test which sends high frequency sound waves through your breast, then converts them into images on a viewing screen.
What Breast Ultrasound Screening Would Be Used for?
- Finding the cause of breast symptoms, such as pain, swelling, or redness.
- Checking a breast lump found on breast self-examination or physical examination.
- Checking abnormal results from a mammogram.
- Screening the breasts in younger women because their breast tissue is often denser, and a mammogram may not show as much detail.
- Guiding the placement of a needle or other tube, taking a sample of breast tissue (biopsy), or guiding a breast surgery.
- Watching for changes in the size of a cyst or a fibroadenoma.
- Seeing how far cancer has spread in a breast.
A breast ultrasound screening may also be performed on women who should avoid radiation, for example women who are:
- Under 25 years old
- Holding silicone breast implants
It is always recommended to contact your physician or professional healthcare provider to assess your case and prescribe tests and recommendations accordingly.