What is the Breast Ultrasound Procedure, Purpose
A breast ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create an image of the inside of the breast.
It is used to evaluate masses or lumps that cannot be seen on a mammogram.
Ultrasound is also used to help guide a needle biopsy of a suspicious area.
The test is performed by a radiologist
who will place a gel on the breast and then press a hand-held device called a transducer against the skin.
The transducer emits sound waves that bounce off structures inside the breast and are converted into electrical signals.
These signals are then displayed on a computer screen as images.
Breasts ultrasound is considered safe and does not carry any risks.