Screening/Diagnostic Services >Breast Ultrasound
Breast ultrasound is another way of evaluating the breast tissue. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves. As the transducer moves over the breast tissue, the sound waves create a picture on a monitor which shows the internal structures of the breasts. There is no radiation. You do not need to do any advance preparation and the test is painless.
Ultrasounds are usually used as a supplementary way of evaluating the breast tissue after mammography. They are especially useful in young or pregnant women, to evaluate palpable masses or to characterize an abnormality seen on mammography. They can help differentiate between solid and cystic (filled with liquid) lesions.
For further information about The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital, please call 845.348.8551.