Two Breast Ultrasound Scan(Both Sides)
A breast ultrasound scan is a non-invasive imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of the breast tissue. This type of ultrasound scan is often used to diagnose and evaluate breast abnormalities, such as lumps, cysts, or suspicious masses found during a physical examination or a mammogram.
A breast ultrasound scan can be used to:
- Identify and evaluate breast lumps or cysts
- Determine if a breast lump is solid or filled with fluid
- Detect abnormalities in the breast tissue, such as masses or areas of increased density
- Evaluate changes in the breast tissue after surgery or other medical treatments
- Assist in guiding a biopsy or other medical procedures
There are several advantages of a breast ultrasound scan:
Non-invasive: Breast ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool, meaning that it doesn’t require any incisions or injections. The procedure is painless and doesn’t expose you to ionizing radiation, which is used in other imaging tests like X-rays and CT scans.
Safe for pregnant women: Breast ultrasound is safe for pregnant women, which is important since mammography and other imaging tests that use ionizing radiation are generally avoided during pregnancy.
Able to detect small abnormalities: Breast ultrasound is very sensitive and can detect small abnormalities in breast tissue, including lumps and cysts, which may not be visible on a mammogram.
Can help distinguish between benign and malignant abnormalities: Breast ultrasound can help distinguish between benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) abnormalities, which can help guide treatment decisions.
Can be used to guide biopsies: Breast ultrasound can be used to guide biopsies of suspicious areas, which can help ensure that the biopsy sample is taken from the correct location.
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Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
You will be asked to lie on your back with your arm raised above your head on the examining table. A clear gel is applied to the area of the body being studied to help the transducer make secure contact with the body and eliminate air pockets between the transducer and the skin. The clinician then presses the transducer firmly against the skin and sweeps it back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured. This ultrasound examination is usually completed within 30 minutes.
Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves to “see” inside your body. The scan can help examine any lumps or unusual findings you or your doctor may have found.
Ultrasound is most suited to identify fluid-filled spaces such as cysts (cysts are masses that are definitely not cancer, as distinguished from other masses that may or may not be cancer). Ultrasound is also useful for examining both silicone and saline breast implants.
- It is important that the imaging physician have any previous ultrasound or mammograms available for comparison when reading your current ultrasound. Please bring any previous ultrasound report or mammogram films with you on the day of your exam.
- It is suggested that you do not schedule your breast ultrasound one week before your menstrual cycle, as your breasts are usually very sensitive at this time.
- If your doctor gave you a referral, please bring it with you.
- You will be asked to lie on your back on the examination table with your hands at your sides.
- A warm gel, very similar to hair-styling gel, will be applied to your breast. The gel will help the sound waves to travel from the machine into your breast.
- A transducer, a small device similar to a microphone, will be placed over your breast. This will be painless, although you may feel mild pressure from the transducer.
- The images will appear on the monitor. These moving images may be viewed immediately or photographed for further study.
- Your exam will take approximately 30 minutes.
Sound waves will bounce off the different tissues in your breast. These waves will create “echoes.” The echoes are reflected back to the transducer, which converts them to electronic signals. A computer then processes the signals into pictures and shows them on a television monitor.
You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Clinician will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor if required.
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