Breast Ultrasound Imaging
Breast ultrasound is a comfortable procedure using harmless, high frequency
sound waves to form images of the breast. During the exam, gel is spread
over the breast while an instrument (a transducer) is placed against the
skin translating images onto a monitor.
- May be ordered by your physician or radiologist to obtain additional images
of the breast
- Is frequently used to assess the characteristics of a lump or mass
- Can be helpful to further screen women with dense breasts or implants whose
mammogram may be difficult to interpret
Breast ultrasound is not a replacement for a breast mammogram. Rather,
a mammogram and ultrasound work together to provide more detailed information.
Breast ultrasound is available at Hoag Breast Center Newport Beach and
Hoag Imaging and Breast Center Irvine.