Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a safe and painless test using sound waves. It is not an x-ray and does not use radiation. The technologist will apply gel to the skin and move a camera-like probe in many directions over the breast. Live, in motion, images are displayed on a high resolution monitor. Ultrasound is used to further study a specific area on a mammogram, palpable lump or guide for minimally invasive procedures. This exam can determine the difference between a fluid filled lesion (cyst) or a solid lesion.