Ultrasound is a simple, safe and non-invasive method of evaluating the breast tissue. In patients younger than 40 years of age an ultrasound of the breast may be requested as a primary imaging tool .
Depending on the patient’s clinical symptoms and findings on the ultrasound further mammography imaging may be needed .
There is no specific preparation required for this examination.
You will be required to lie on the bed next to an ultrasound machine. The doctor or ultrasound technician will apply a jelly to the skin surface to improve contact between the probe and the skin. The ultrasound probe will then be moved smoothly and painlessly over the skin surface. Depending on the clinical circumstances, an examination may last from 5 to 20 min
The ultrasound gel is water-soluble and easily cleaned. Normal activities may be continued immediately after the procedure.