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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.
 Breast pain.
 Nipple discharge.
 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

Advantages
There are several plus points to this test, such as it is
 Quick & non-invasive
 Painless
 Inexpensive

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE INDICATIONS FOR BREAST ULTRASOUND – GET YOUR
SONOMAMMOGRAM DONE BY A LADY RADIOLOGIST AT SPECTRA TODAY!!!