A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breast. It is used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who either have breast problems, such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge, as well as for women who have no breast complaints. The procedure allows detection of breast cancersbenign tumors, and cysts before they can be detected by palpation touch.
Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the inside of your breasts. It can help your healthcare provider find breast problems. It also lets your healthcare provider see how well blood is flowing to areas in your breasts.
Ultrasound is the term used for high-frequency soundwaves. Ultrasound examinations use these sound waves to produce a picture or image onto a screen showing the inside of your body. An ultrasound is carried out by a trained health professional sonographer, radiologist or sonologist using a smooth, hand-held device called a transducer that they move across the body with a sliding and rotating action.
A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. A breast biopsy is a way to evaluate a suspicious area in your breast to determine whether it is breast cancer.
Based on the results of your last breast ultrasound or mammogram, your physician has recommended a breast biopsy in order to obtain further information. A biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is taken for further examination by the laboratory. There are different types of biopsies; this type is an ultrasound-guided biopsy.
A breast ultrasound is an imaging technique commonly used to screen for tumors and other breast abnormalities. The ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the breasts. Your doctor may perform a breast ultrasound if a suspicious lump is discovered in your breast.
During a mammogram, you stand in front of an X-ray machine designed for mammography. A technician places your breast on a platform and positions the platform to match your height. The technician helps you position your head, arms and torso to allow an unobstructed view of your breast. A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts used to screen for breast cancer.
We want your exam to be as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, so we provide all the information you will need to prepare before you arrive. By following these instructions carefully—both the general instructions and those that apply to your specific exam, below—you help us to ensure the best possible diagnostic quality. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your radiology exam appointment. If you must cancel or reschedule, call us at least 24 hours in advance.