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Breast Ultrasound
Breast Ultrasound

What is a
breast ultrasound?

  • A breast ultrasound is an imaging study which uses sound waves to look at targeted areas of breast tissue.
  • Ultrasound provides more information on small areas of interest which may have been difficult to see on a mammogram.
  • Using a specific ultrasound transducer, healthcare providers are also able to look at blood flow inside the breasts during an ultrasound

Reasons to have
a breast ultrasound

  1. To provide a more focused view of the breast after a mammogram
    • An ultrasound can provide a closer look into any change which is felt in the breast, but not seen on a mammogram
    • Lumps can be imaged further to determine if they are fluid-filled or appear as a solid mass.
  2. Pregnancy
    • Since ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation, this can be a safe choice for patients who are pregnant.
  3. Contrast Allergy
    • If a more in-depth view of the breast is needed after a mammogram, a breast MRI can be challenging for those with a contrast allergy. Ultrasound can be an alternative option for those who face this issue.
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What to Expect

  • During a breast ultrasound the patient will be asked to lie on their back or side, with the arm raised above their head on the same side as the affected breast
  • A clear, warm gel will then be placed on the skin of the indicated breast
  • The technologist will then press an ultrasound transducer against the skin and glide it across the area which is being studied. Many images are collected during this process.

 

RP Houston

Radiology Partners Houston is a division of Singleton Associates, PA, a leader in the Texas imaging market, and provides exceptional, high quality, compassionate care throughout Texas. Radiology Partners Houston offers highly specialized experience in every facet of radiology, utilizing current and progressive protocols with the most innovative techniques for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic intervention.

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