Breast ultrasound is a non-invasive tool used to evaluate specific, often palpable areas of concern - such as a breast lump felt by a patient or physician and an area of concern seen on a mammogram. Breast ultrasound does not replace the need for mammography. Mammogram images are still needed to evaluate the entire breast.
To schedule a mammogram or to learn more about the Novant Health Breast Center, call SCAN () or click here for our on-line form. Novant Health Breast Center also offers 3-D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, which provides advanced imaging that can be examined for detection of even the smallest potential breast cancer.
What to expect during a breast ultrasound exam The Ultrasound machine does not confine, enclose, surround or rotate around your body. Your breast will be gently scanned by moving a transducer across your breast with gel. The gel creates a secure contact to .
Adding an ultrasound screening to your breast health regimen is smart prevention The power of an ultrasound can increase the detection of breast cancer from approximately 48% to 97%, particularly in women with dense breasts. Ultrasound screenings are capable of detecting cancers that cannot be found by mammography and physical exams alone.