SONOMAMMOGRAPHY – ULTRASOUND OF THE BREAST
What is it?
Sonomammography or breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure performed to
assess the breasts using ultrasound.
How is it done?
The person to be examined lies down on examining table. Radiologist applies a gel on
the breast area and with uses a special probe (linear, high frequency probe) to scan the
chest area and armpits for any lump or mass.
Ultrasound imaging, involves the use of a transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed
directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through
the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a
computer then uses those sound waves to create an image.
When is it asked for?
Most common indications for sonomammography are:
When there is a Focal abnormality on x ray mammography.
In case of a palpable abnormality.
Determination of lesion extent in patients with suspicious or malignant nodules.
In high risk patients with family history of breast cancer, past history of breast
cancer or in females older than 35 years of age as a preventive measure to
screen for breast cancer.
Breast tissue is too dense to be assessed accurately by X ray mammography
There are several plus points to this test, such as it is
Quick & non-invasive
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE INDICATIONS FOR BREAST ULTRASOUND – GET YOUR
SONOMAMMOGRAM DONE BY A LADY RADIOLOGIST AT SPECTRA TODAY!!!