At CMA, achieving optimal breast health and providing world-class treatment for breast cancer are equal priorities in our continuing mission to improve women’s health. We offer comprehensive access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging techniques to ensure accurate and timely diagnosis.
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What it is
Breast ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look and examine the inside of your breasts. This can help your healthcare provider find any breast problems that could occur. It also lets your healthcare provider see how well blood is flowing to areas in your breasts. This test is often used when a change has been seen on a mammogram or when a change is felt, however does not show up on a mammogram.
What To Expect
An ultrasound may require you to remove articles of clothing and you may be asked to put on a paper gown. Some jewelry articles may interfere with the test and may have to be removed. Loose clothing is required for most ultrasound types.
Before The Test
You will be asked into the room after changing into a gown or removing clothing from the area being examined. Depending on a test, the technologist may or may not place heart monitoring electrodes on the chest. You may be asked to take up a certain position and stay in that position for the most of the test.
During The Test
A technician would place a lubricating gel onto the area being examined using a device called a transducer to make contact with your skin. For most ultrasound tests, the transducer is attached to a probe and inserted into a natural opening in the body.
After The Test
You can remove the ultrasound gel with relative ease and no traces. You may go about your daily activities after the test is complete, unless otherwise advised by our staff. The reports will be produced by the reading physician, and shared with your referring doctor. You may discuss these results with you doctor at your next appointment.