Breast Ultrasound / Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

Breast ultrasound is the use of ultrasonic sound waves (sounds that cannot be heard by humans) to produce an image of breast tissue. During the test, you will lie on your back on the examining table. A water-soluble gel is placed on the breast and a hand-held device (transducer) that directs the sound waves to the breast tissue. The transducer is moved over the surface of the breast to create a picture. When a breast abnormality is clearly seen by the radiologist, an ultrasound biopsy may be preformed.  An abnormality could be a solid mass, a distortion in the structure of the breast tissue, an area of abnormal tissue change, or a simple/complex cystic area. For this procedure you will be lying comfortably on your back. A small needle is placed into the breast after your skin has been cleansed and numbed with an anesthetic.  You will hear a “click” as the device quickly advances into the abnormality and obtains a small sample (core) of tissue. The device can be angled differently for each sample using the same puncture site.  The site is covered with a steristrip and you are given home care instructions.

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound