DeKalb Medical uses breast ultrasound to create images of your breast tissue using high-frequency sound waves. Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, it involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Breast ultrasound does not involve radiation. Breast ultrasound also is sometimes used during a breast biopsy.
Breast ultrasound may be used with mammography or by itself. It often is used to find and classify breast lesions in the following types of women:
A breast ultrasound can detect cysts, benign lesions and malignant lesions or breast cancer. A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to supervise and interpret radiology examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care or referring physician, who will share the results with you.
There are no special preparations for your breast ultrasound. On the day of your breast ultrasound, do not use any lotions or powders on your breasts. It may be helpful to wear a two-piece outfit since you will be asked to undress from the waist up.
Your physician will contact DeKalb Medical to schedule your breast ultrasound for you.
If your breast ultrasound is at DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, go to the Comprehensive Breast Center at DeKalb Medical at North Decatur which is in the 2665 Professional Building, Suite 120.
If your breast ultrasound is being performed at DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, go to the entrance of the Comprehensive Breast Center. Parking is available at this entrance.