Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is generally used to further evaluate a lump or mammogram finding. The most important information from an ultrasound is whether the area of concern is a fluid-filled cyst or is solid tissue that may be cancer. Ultrasound can also be used to guide a needle aspiration or biopsy.

Ultrasonography (ultrasound) is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to look inside the body. A clinician spreads a thin coating of lubricating jelly over the breast and a hand-held instrument directs the sound waves through the skin. As the sound waves reflect back from the breast tissue, a computer translates them into a two-dimensional image.

Reasons for a Breast Ultrasound

  • To evaluate breast problems that are found during a screening or diagnostic mammogram or a physical exam.
  • To distinguish between fluid-filled cysts and solid tumors.
  • As part of other diagnostic procedures, such as needle biopsies.


Contact Saint Francis Breast Health Services
 

Saint Francis Breast Center      Breast Screening Center at
6475 South Yale Avenue      Saint Francis Broken Arrow
Natalie Medical Building, Suite 410      2950 South Elm Place
​Tulsa, OK  74136 ​     Broken Arrow, OK 74012
918-494-9270; (fax) 918-502-9523      918-494-9270

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