Why you need to purchase this product:
A breast ultrasound is most often done to find out if a problem found by a mammogram or physical exam of the breast may be a cyst filled with fluid or a solid tumour.
Why a breast ultrasound may be performed include:
- to assess unusual nipple discharge
- have particularly dense breast tissue. A mammogram may not be able to see through the tissue.
- are pregnant. Mammography uses radiation, but ultrasound does not. This makes it safer for the fetus.
- are younger than age 25
- to evaluate cases of mastitis or inflammation of the mammary tissues
- to evaluate breast implants
- to assess symptoms, such as breast pain, redness, and swelling
- to assess skin changes, such as discolouration
- to help monitor existing benign breast lumps
- to help read the results of other imaging tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or mammogram