A breast ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to form images of tissues and other structures inside the breast. Ultrasound has the benefit of being able to produce images from multiple angles which assists in the diagnosis.
Doctors may request this exam for;
The woman lies on her back. The healthcare provider puts a small portion of gel on the woman's breast. This gel helps transmit sound waves. The sonographer moves the probe around on the breast to produce the images of the breast tissue.
The sound waves bounce off internal tissues of the breast and then return to the probe. A computer converts the sound waves into a black-and-white image. The radiologist can then read this image and render the report for the examination.
Approximately 15-30 minutes.