Breast ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the breast. These sound waves bounce off various tissues that compose the breast, generating a series of detailed images that can be analyzed in real-time. Ultrasound allows doctors to make an accurate diagnosis of numerous conditions and diseases without the use of surgery or radiation.
A closer look, conveniently.
Breast ultrasound is often used to evaluate specific areas of concern, like a breast lump felt by a patient or physician, or an area of interest on a mammogram. While breast ultrasound cannot replace the need for mammography, our state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment provides superior image quality that is quite useful as a complementary breast imaging tool. All ultrasound procedures are overseen by our team of experienced and fellowship-trained breast imaging experts. And like 2D and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound is performed at our outpatient locations, which translates to convenience for you. Whatever your breast health needs, Eastern Radiologists is the team you can trust.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many studies have proven breast ultrasonography to be safe. There are no harmful side effects, and ultrasonography does not use ionizing radiation.
Schedule an Appointment
Please have your doctor schedule your appointment for this service. If you have questions about your appointment or need to reschedule call 252.752.5000. This service is offered at the following locations:
Preparing for your appointment
The ultrasound procedure involves passing a device, called a transducer, over the breast to be examined. No special preparation is needed.