SMIL offers a breast ultrasound exam to determine the nature of a breast abnormality. The primary use of a breast ultrasound exam today is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected during a physical exam such as breast lumps, breast pain or nipple discharge. A breast ultrasound exam also characterizes potential abnormalities seen on other breast scans.
Breast ultrasounds help supplement mammography by detecting breast cancers that may not be visible with mammography due to dense tissue in the breasts and other factors. A breast ultrasound exam can be offered as a screening tool for women who are at high risk for breast cancer and for women who are pregnant and cannot be exposed to radiation used in other breast scans.
Learn how to prepare for a breast ultrasound exam in the preparations for a breast ultrasound exam section.
Find out if a breast ultrasound exam is right for you in the benefits and risks of a breast ultrasound exam section.
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