Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
Breast Ultrasound Preparation
These instructions are IMPORTANT. Please follow them.
- You will be asked to undress from the waist up and to wear a gown during the procedure.
- It is important to inform the radiologist and sonographer of palpable abnormalities (either by your referring physician and/or yourself) and focal pain/tenderness, and their locations. Family history of breast cancer and previous breast surgery or procedures is also important. Comparison with prior breast mammograms and breast ultrasounds can be helpful. Please bring a copy of the report and/or prior studies with you to your ultrasound appointment.
- Please let us know before your exam begins if you may be pregnant.
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