Breast ultrasound is not a screening test. It is a noninvasive technology used for examining areas of your breast that your doctor still has questions about after a mammogram and clinical breast exam. An ultrasound test may be useful if your mammogram shows an indistinct mass, or if you can easily feel a lump or during a clinical breast exam. Breast ultrasound helps us determine if the lump is solid or filled with fluid. We may also order breast ultrasound if you have dense breast tissue or your mammogram does not show enough detail. Breast ultrasound does not replace mammography. We still need mammogram images to evaluate the entire breast.
How Should You Prepare for Breast Ultrasound?
Wear a two-piece outfit so you can easily remove your top and bra for the exam. You will be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.