Breast Ultrasound

If an abnormality is detected during a normal breast cancer screening procedure, your doctor may recommend a breast ultrasound to further analyze it.

A closer examination.

The Next Step

If an abnormality is detected during a normal breast cancer screening procedure (such as a mammogram), your doctor may recommend a breast ultrasound. This uses sound waves to create an image of the breast, and is usually performed to further analyze an abnormality seen on your mammogram. They are also used to create a more detailed image of lumps that can be felt.

Many Uses

Breast ultrasounds help determine the need for a biopsy or additional testing, as well as to distinguish normal findings like cysts or fat lobules from suspicious breast changes that need further attention. If you have a suspicious breast mass, ultrasounds can be used to look for enlarged lymph nodes under the arm. They are also often used to guide a needle to breast lesions and abnormal lymph nodes during breast biopsies.

If you are in need of a breast MRI, call your local INTEGRIS clinic today or schedule by calling 1-855-MYMAMMO. 

Please Note: Breast ultrasounds are currently not recommended for regular breast cancer screening and are not covered by insurance as a screening exam.

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