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Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound (also called sonography) is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of breast tissue. It may be used to see lumps that are not clear on the mammogram. Ultrasound is non-invasive and involves no radiation.

Preparing for your ultrasound

What to expect:

  • You will be asked to lie on your back or side and expose your breasts.
  • A gel is applied to the breast being examined.
  • A small hand-held instrument that sends out sound waves is passed over the gel-covered area.
  • You will be asked to lie still for about 10 minutes.

What to wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing with a top that is easy to remove; you will not have to remove clothing below the waist.

Questions for your doctor

  • When and how will I receive my results?

Breast ultrasound services are offered primarily at our Branson site location (555 Finch Avenue West). Your physician will let you know where your test will take place.

Please contact the patient navigator if you have any questions or concerns regarding having an ultrasound or any other procedure.

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