A breast ultrasound is used by the radiologists at Edith Sanford Breast Center in order to evaluate any abnormalities that may have appeared on your mammogram or through a physical exam.
Using sound waves, the ultrasound creates images of your breast tissue. They are captured in real time, allowing your physician to see blood flow as well as the internal structure of your breast.
An ultrasound will help the radiologist distinguish between normal findings and suspicious changes that may require a biopsy. It can reveal whether a lump is solid, fluid-filled or both, and can be used to examine the lymph nodes under the arm for signs of cancer.