Breast Ultrasound Scan Q&A

A follow-up mammography (diagnostic mammogram) or a breast ultrasound may be performed. If the result does not appear to be breast cancer (for example, a cyst), no further testing is required, and you can resume your normal mammography and clinical breast check regimen.

A hypoechoic breast cancer tumor is frequently seen on ultrasonography. It has spiculated edges and uneven boundaries. Other breast cancer-related ultrasonography findings include: Orientation that is not parallel (not parallel to the skin)

Breast cancers are typically observed as somewhat darker ("hypoechoic") lumps in comparison to the lighter gray fat or white (fibrous) breast tissue. Cysts are round or oval, black ("anechoic"), fluid-filled sacs that are commonly visible with ultrasonography and are benign (non-cancerous).

A diagnostic mammography or breast ultrasound is most likely the next step. A breast MRI or biopsy may be recommended in some instances. The following are the several sorts of follow-up tests: When an abnormality is discovered on a screening mammogram or a CBE, mammography might be utilized as a follow-up test.

A large, firm mass that rolls around freely under your skin. A lump in the breast that is firm and uneven in shape. Skin dimpling or redness, similar to that of an orange. Changes in the size or shape of the breasts.

Most breast lumps are benign, so there's a strong chance it's not cancerous. It's typical for breast tissue to be lumpy or dense. Monthly breast exams are an excellent way to get to know your breast tissue and what is normal for you.

The images produced by a breast ultrasound are black and white. On the scan, cysts, tumors, and growths will appear as dark regions. A black area on your ultrasound, on the other hand, does not necessarily indicate that you have breast cancer. The majority of breast lumps are benign (noncancerous).

For example, most sound waves pass right through a fluid-filled cyst and return only a few or faint echoes, making the cyst seem black on the monitor. The waves, on the other hand, will bounce off a solid tumor, creating an echoes pattern that the computer will display as a lighter-colored image.

The radiologist may review the ultrasound results with you immediately following the procedure. In most cases, your doctor will have complete results in 1 to 2 days. Breast tissue appears to be normal.

Cancerous bumps are usually huge, hard, and painless to the touch, and they occur suddenly. Over the coming weeks and months, the mass will continue to grow in size. Cancerous masses on the outside of the body might arise in the breast, testicle, or neck, as well as in the arms and legs.

Breast lumps that are normally painless. Breast enlargement is a condition in which the breasts become thicker. Dimpling, puckering, or redness of the nipple or breast skin, as well as dimpling, puckering, or redness of the nipple or breast skin. Fluid discharge from the nipples.

Most waves, for example, travel through a fluid-filled cyst and return just a few or weak echoes, which appear black on the display screen. Waves bouncing off a solid tumor, on the other hand, create a pattern of echoes that the computer interprets as a lighter-colored image.

The most common treatment for stage I breast cancer is surgery. A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or an axillary lymph node dissection will be required to examine the adjacent lymph nodes (ALND). Some women may be able to get breast reconstruction at the same time as their cancer surgery.

Some masses can be monitored with regular mammograms or ultrasounds to see if they change over time, while others may require a biopsy. The radiologist can use the size, shape, and margins (edges) of the lump to determine whether it is cancerous.

In the same prostate gland, small biopsy-guiding ROI overlays indicate high and low suspicion of malignancy. The maximum possibility is indicated by red, while the lowest likelihood is indicated by green. The colors correspond to the results of the subsequent biopsy.

Breast cancer lumps are more commonly discovered in the upper outer quadrant of the breast in women. They're generally located near the nipple in guys. Breast cancer can start anywhere there is breast tissue, from the breastbone to the armpit to the collarbone, regardless of gender.

They are normally smooth, spherical, and black on ultrasonography. Cysts don't always have these characteristics, and it can be difficult to tell them apart from solid (non-fluid) lesions solely by looking at them. Further testing may be required to determine that these are cysts. These are sometimes referred to as "complex cysts" by doctors.

Microcalcifications and macrocalcifications are the two forms of breast calcifications that mammography can detect. Both types appear as white spots on a mammogram and can signify cancer or precancerous cells, although they're usually harmless.

Red denoted soft tissue or fluid, while purple denoted hard tissue, according to the color chart 4. Figure 1 displays an image of a 47-year-old woman's breast screening ultrasound.

Ultrasounds of the breast can reveal whether a tumor is fluid-filled (not probable malignancy) or solid. They also aid in the detection of tumors that are detectable by touch but not visible on a mammogram.

In symptomatic women, breast ultrasonography is more accurate than mammography. In women 45 years or younger, mammography has a progressive improvement in sensitivity. In women 60 years or older, mammography shows a progressive improvement in sensitivity. Mammogram accuracy improved as women's breasts became fatter and less thick.

Ultrasound is known to be useful for detecting tiny, invasive, node-negative tumors in dense breast tissue, when mammography's sensitivity reduces from 85 percent to 47.8% to 64.4 percent.

A biopsy by your doctor is the only way to determine whether a cyst or tumor is malignant. This involves removing some or all of the lump surgically. They'll use a microscope to examine the tissue from the cyst or tumor for cancer cells.

While the complex cyst was estimated to be reported in approximately 5% of breast ultrasound examinations, as well as the malignancy rate of 0.3% among breast neoplasms, it still has have a substantial probability of being malignant (23% and 31% in 2 series).

Cancerous bumps are usually huge, hard, and painless to the touch, and they occur suddenly. Over the coming weeks and months, the mass will continue to grow in size. Cancerous masses on the outside of the body might arise in the breast, testicle, or neck, as well as in the arms and legs.

If you have a cyst in your body, the chances that it is cancerous are quite slim. "Only a few examples of cysts progressing into cancer have been documented," adds Dr.

Breast cysts can be classified based on their size: Microcysts can be observed on imaging tests like mammography and ultrasound, but they are too small to feel. Macrocysts can reach a diameter of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) and are large enough to be felt.

A malignant lump can appear anywhere in the breast and feel spherical, mushy, and painful. The lump might be painful in some circumstances. Breast tissue that is thick and fibrous is also found in some women. If this is the case, it may be more difficult to detect lumps or changes in your breasts.

Benign tumors can develop and spread, but they are not cancerous. It's impossible to establish whether a tumor is benign or malignant based on its symptoms alone. An MRI scan can often indicate the tumor kind, although a biopsy is required in many situations. You're not alone if you've been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.

Benign tumors have definite edges and develop slowly. Normally, benign tumors aren't a concern. They can, however, become huge and crush surrounding structures, causing pain or other medical concerns.

Masses are tumors that are greater than three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter. A nodule is a small tumor that is less than three millimeters in diameter. A pulmonary nodule is a nodule that develops in your lungs. The most frequent type of benign lung nodule is a hamartoma.

The majority of breast lumps are benign, which means they aren't cancerous. Breast lumps that are benign (noncancerous) can affect both men and women. Benign breast disease is the medical term for this ailment.

According to a new study, resolvins, which are natural substances generated by our bodies to suppress the inflammatory response, can block tumors from growing when they are induced by cellular waste.

Even though most benign tumors are innocuous and can be ignored, it's critical to keep a monitor on them. A visit to the doctor is also required for any tumor that is uncomfortable or developing.

Benign tumors do not always require treatment. To ensure that they do not create any difficulties, doctors may simply utilize "watchful waiting." However, if symptoms are an issue, therapy may be required. For benign tumors, surgery is a popular therapeutic option.

A noticeable tumor has likely been growing in the body for 2 to 5 years, as each division takes roughly 1 to 2 months. In general, the more cells divide, the larger the tumor becomes.

Non-cancerous brain tumors are usually treated with surgery. The goal is to safely remove as much of the tumor as feasible while avoiding damage to the surrounding brain tissue. In the majority of instances, a craniotomy will be performed.

The majority of benign tumors are non-cancerous and do not spread to other regions of the body. However, if they push against nerves or blood arteries, or if they trigger the overproduction of hormones, as in the endocrine system, they can cause pain or other issues.

These tumors may not cause symptoms at first, but if they grow large enough or push on the brain or spinal column, they can. Headache, seizures, paralysis on one side, and vision issues are among the symptoms. These tumors can become malignant in rare cases.

Tumours have been reported to vanish on their own, usually after an infection, in the absence of any targeted treatment (bacterial, viral, fungal or even protozoal)

A malignant tumor is one that has the potential to grow and spread to other regions of the body. The term "benign tumor" refers to a tumor that can develop but not spread. Some cancers do not produce a tumor. Leukemias, lymphomas of various sorts, and myeloma are among them.

Malignant or malignant tumors have the potential to spread to adjacent tissue, glands, and other bodily parts.
Noncancerous: Benign tumors are not cancerous and have a low risk of death.
Precancerous: If left untreated, these noncancerous tumors can turn cancerous.

A pathology examination is the only technique to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant. Although benign tumors rarely turn cancerous, some adenomas and leiomyomas can and should be removed.

The margins of a benign tumor are obvious, smooth, and regular. The borders of a malignant tumor are irregular, and it grows faster than a benign tumor. A cancerous tumor has the potential to spread to other parts of your body. A benign tumor can grow to be fairly large, but it will not migrate to other parts of your body or invade neighboring tissue.

Tumor removal usually requires a larger incision than a biopsy. Less invasive surgical techniques for tumor removal, such as laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery, are sometimes available. Small devices and incisions are used in these procedures. Less invasive surgery usually results in less discomfort and a quick recovery.

The use of high-powered rays to kill cancer cells and stop them from developing is known as radiation treatment, or radiotherapy. It's frequently used to destroy tumor tissue that can't be removed during surgery, as well as to kill cancer cells that may remain after surgery. When surgery is not an option, radiation therapy is utilized.

It is the earliest form of cancer treatment, and it continues to be effective in the treatment of a variety of cancers today. A "surgical oncologist" is a specialist who specializes in cancer surgery. You may need surgery to remove a tumor, restore your body's function, or alleviate side effects.

Neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic illness that creates benign nerve tumors and growths in other regions of the body, including the skin, is a form of phakomatosis or syndrome with neurological and cutaneous signs.

These tumors may not cause symptoms at first, but if they grow large enough or push on the brain or spinal column, they can.

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13:53 29 May 24
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Charlie Burdett
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Jade A
10:10 19 May 24
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11:18 17 May 24
Absolutely first class. An extremely competent and patient friendly operation with the very best equipment, and available for urgent appointments. The doctor carried out the scan efficiently and explained everything, attentive to all my concerns and questions. The booking was easy, there was no wait and the doctor was kind enough to send me the report on the same day for an urgent hospital consultation. I used London Private Ultrasound because my consultant's hospital had no available slots and I am very glad that I did.
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tammygun1
18:57 13 May 24
Great clinic - clinicians who listen, are thorough and highly professional. Very little waiting time and both my diagnosis and procedure (Baker cyst drainage and steroid injections) were carried out to a high standard and everything dealt with in a few days. I have had very little after pain and made a quick recovery. I was hesitant about going private and spending the money - I am neither wealthy nor health insured - but it has been well worth it to be pain free and get on with my life. Highly recommended.
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20:18 01 May 24
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12:21 11 Apr 24
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15:38 09 Apr 24
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Alex Lockwood
15:28 08 Apr 24
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12:28 06 Jan 24
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15:14 22 Dec 23
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Alexander Mignacca
Alexander Mignacca
14:19 16 Dec 23
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Doris Kakoma
Doris Kakoma
19:00 12 Dec 23
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23:12 07 Dec 23
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mark
mark
23:32 21 Nov 23
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Asher Adolphe
Asher Adolphe
18:02 17 Oct 23
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14:48 15 Oct 23
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Jasmin Michael
15:59 14 Oct 23
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Abby C
14:55 12 Oct 23
Had an appointment with Pedram M. Aghaei who was absolutely wonderful. He was so kind, calm and respectful, explaining everything in a way I could understand and fully involving me in the process by showing me diagrams and also explaining the results on screen while the ultrasound was being performed. I was very anxious and had wound myself up before the appointment, but he was immediately very gentle and reassuring. Would definitely recommend this clinic.
M M
M M
08:58 06 Oct 23
I was seen by Pedram M. Aghaei, MD who was very kind and professional. He put me at ease and answered all my questions thoroughly and gave me helpful advice. I highly recommend this clinic as the team was friendly and put me at ease.
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13:24 04 Oct 23
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08:26 25 Sep 23
Very happy with the service I received. The team were very good and explained the process from start to finish. Made me feel at ease throughout my appointment. I received some very good advice about things I could do to help myself. Altogether a very very pleasant experience. Keep up the good work guys/girls. Would 100% recommend to others.
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Astrid Duque
13:05 11 Sep 23
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A Nazari
A Nazari
08:01 18 Feb 23
Thank you to all the staff at the clinic. I managed to get a same day appointment with the help of a kind gentleman who answered the phone. The staff were great and Dr Pedram was fantastic. He was thorough and took the time to listen and reassure. Highly recommend🙏
Mel M
Mel M
12:35 24 Dec 22
My first visit here. Professional establishment, very quick to be seen, appointment times are kept on schedule.The staff are friendly, they explain what is going on and the whole experience was very comfortable.First time I came away from this scan without pain...highly recommend
Edda Zekarias
Edda Zekarias
10:42 18 Dec 22
The staff were very welcoming. I had a bit of a situation for which they were very flexible and quick to offer a solution. My check up was quite detailed and went very well. Really happy with the care I got.
Jluie Moffat
Jluie Moffat
09:06 05 Aug 22
I was able to book 2 scans and 2 blood tests and have them later the same day. The clinic was very efficient in the booking process, it was easy to find, clean and well appointed and the staff were friendly and efficient. Everything was well explained to me and the results were given to me on the day where possible and within the timescale projected for those I had to wait for. This was a very reassuring to have my tests so quickly and stopped a lot of worrying. The radiologist was very thorough and went the extra mile. Highly recommended service.
Daniela Dalterio
Daniela Dalterio
08:35 29 Jul 22
I was extremely pleased with my experience at London Private Ultrasound.I booked an appointment very quicklyAnd the service was first class from the point of booking to the visit.Reception staff were polite and professional, i was very anxious during my ultrasound but Dr A.N.Therani was very professional and during the whole time kept reassuring me and talking me through the examination.I received the results and report the same day.Very satisfied and definitely recommend to family and friends.
Semra Borilova
Semra Borilova
16:30 09 Jul 22
I was very satisfied! I booked appointment for early pregnancy scan. For specific price they give detailed ultrasound of the embryo, his arms, legs, and heartbeat speed and others. also they look all around very detailed ultrasonic scanning. They sent us an email with at least 30 photos, videos and a written report about the general condition and condition of the embryo. It was professional in my opinion, I was in other clinics where they don’t do anything like that and don’t consider it in detail. I can advise this place with confidence.
Fay Brooks-Hedges
Fay Brooks-Hedges
18:28 13 Jun 22
Very pleased with the service received. I was able to book an ultrasound easily on the same day, and received excellent care from the team. The whole process was explained to me and before and during the scan. Results were explained fully and in detail during and after the scan. Dr Pedro was very informative, kind and patient, and also answered all questions I had. I received the scan and report quickly, including recommendations on further action needed. Five star treatment!
CocoLexi
CocoLexi
10:43 04 May 22
Literally booked an appointment the night before and everything else from then was seamless. Was seen to quickly, spoken through every aspect of my scan and had the opportunity to speak to the doctor about next steps. I came away feeling so much better because I knew what was going on with my body. Great service and team!!!
Navid Sarmast
Navid Sarmast
19:52 03 Apr 22
I have been there a couple of times. Their staff and Dr Pedram were very caring and professional. I managed to book same day appointment with no hassle. The scan was very through and I was explained everything during the scan. I felt very relaxed and comfortable as Dr Pedram answered all my questions.The report was sent to me very shortly with all the details of my problem.I highly recommend their service to everyone.
Anthee Merichovitis
Anthee Merichovitis
12:55 01 Apr 22
Absolutely a fantastic clinic with great doctors. I highly recommend Dr. Namazi and his team.With attention to detail, they have been by our side in every test and ultrasound.
Dana Baluta
Dana Baluta
17:33 12 Mar 22
Amazing service. The appointment process was quick and efficient and the doctor took the time to explain everything in great detail. When I left the clinic I knew precisely what the next steps were. Great prices and very helpful staff.
Amit Amlani
Amit Amlani
15:23 02 Mar 22
Visited the hospital today, arranged at short notice for an ultrasound.Thorough investigation undertaken and also provided a report of analysis and consultant thoroughly discussed further actions required. No hesitation in seeking advise in future.
monica lucero
monica lucero
22:18 28 Feb 22
Great service, very thorough and compassionate. Great professional expertise. Put my mind at rest, replaced anxiety with knowledge and awareness about my health problems.
debbie Parsons
debbie Parsons
12:50 18 Jan 22
Great service and experience. I would recommend anyone to go. The doctor explained everything to me and was very professional. Also found a new problem that I wasn't aware of. Report was back within hours definitely worth the money for peace of mind.
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