Breast Ultrasound

BREAST ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound-Sherry Stephens4A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. Breast ultrasound does not use X-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.

A breast ultrasound is used to see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid lump. An ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram, but it is often used to check abnormal results from a mammogram. For a breast ultrasound, a small handheld unit called a transducer is gently passed back and forth over the breast. A computer turns the sound waves into a picture on a TV screen. The picture is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.


BREAST ULTRASOUND EXPLAINED

 


WHO INTERPRETS AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THE TEST?

breast ultrasound - pierce brad-400pxOne of our Radiologic Physicians will read your “images,” and then forward a report of the findings to your referring Physician along with follow-up recommendations. Your Physician should contact you with the results.

 


WHAT ABOUT PAYMENT?

Radiology Consultants will file all insurance as a courtesy to you. Depending on the Contractual Agreement with your Insurance Company, you may owe a co-payment and/or deductible at the time of service.

* Please bring your Insurance Card with you *

Please visit our BILLING PAGE for specific information on Insurance, Self-Pay, Motor Vehicle Accident, Cash, Debit or Major Credit Card payment options.

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Important…

Please notify the Radiologic Physician and/or Technologist if there is a possibility you are pregnant. Radiation is potentially harmful to a developing baby during pregnancy.

 

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