- 30 min30 minutes
- Location 1
OVERVIEW: 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. PREPARATION: No special preparation required for a breast ultrasound examination Breast ultrasound is the preferred imaging technique in patients whose breasts contain dense glandular tissue, such as those aged younger than 35 years or in lactating breasts. It is useful in the following clinical situations: Evaluation of a palpable lump(s) in the breast. Evaluation of breast symptoms in young women (in whom mammography is less useful due to the density of their breast tissue). Evaluation of a mass detected on a mammogram, allowing the mass to be characterized as solid or cystic. Localisation and characterization of mass lesions detected by MRI screening, enabling them to be biopsied or localised before surgery. As an adjunct to evaluation of the mammographically dense breast, even when no focal lesion is seen on the mammogram. Evaluation of the integrity of breast implants. The reason for the test will depend on your symptoms.
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Goshen Medical Imaging, Grenada