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Ultrasound is a reliable, radiation-free procedure for breast imaging. Ultrasound can help identify the composition of a breast lump or mass that can be felt or has been detected by a mammogram. The technologist performs a breast ultrasound by passing the transducer or probe across the skin of the breast. An ultrasound of the breast is painless and generally takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
In addition, if a patient has received notification that she has dense breast tissue (BI-RADS Category C or D), we also offer Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) as supplemental screening. This technology has been shown to detect over 50% more cancers in patients with dense breasts. This test takes approximately 30 minutes.