What You Need to Know About Breast Ultrasound
A breast ultrasound exam is
to further evaluate the breast after a mammogram, a breast MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) or findings during a clinical exam, often to answer a
specific problem or question.
We also perform breast ultrasounds to provide guidance for
and other interventions.
In certain circumstances, when women are at high risk for developing
dense breasts, ultrasound or MRI can be used as a screening tool, in addition to
Determining what, if any, additional screening test should be performed
requires a conversation between you and your doctor. Mammography is the
best screening tool available to detect for breast cancer. Other screening
tests should be performed
— without replacing it.
Additional screening tests such as breast ultrasound may not be covered by
your health insurance;
check with your insurance company
prior to having additional screening.
Breast Ultrasound FAQs