What is breast ultrasound?

A breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that involves exposing the breast to sound wave technology to produce images of inside the breast tissue. This can show whether a lump is solid or filled with fluid.

After a breast ultrasound, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.

Where is breast ultrasound offered?

Breast ultrasound is offered at two convenient locations: Women’s Imaging Center and TimberRidge Imaging Center.

What to Expect

While lying on the exam table, the technologist or radiologist will apply some warm water-based gel on your skin and then place the transducer firmly against your body, moving it back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured. There is usually no discomfort or pain from pressure as the transducer is pressed against the area being examined.

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