Benefits and Risks – Breast Ultrasound

Benefits

  • A breast ultrasound exam in noninvasive.
  • Occasionally, an ultrasound exam may be temporarily uncomfortable, but it is almost never painful.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging methods.
  • Ultrasound imaging is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
  • Ultrasound imaging can help detect lesions in women with dense breasts.
  • Ultrasound may help detect and classify a breast lesion that cannot be interpreted adequately through mammography alone.
  • Using ultrasound, physicians are able to determine that many areas of clinical concern are due to normal tissue or benign cysts.

Risks

  • A breast ultrasound examhas no known harmful effects on humans.
  • Interpretation of a breast ultrasound examination may lead to additional procedures such as follow-up ultrasound or biopsy. Many of the areas thought to be of concern only on ultrasound turn out to be non-cancerous.

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