This is a frequently used procedure to examine the nature of a lump in the breast or, as a follow-up test to mammography to provide additional information.
The procedure uses sound-waves to image the breast and no prior preparation is required. During the scan, gel is placed on the skin and a sensor is moved across the breast, to produce an image on the monitor.
A bilateral breast ultrasound takes around 10 - 15 minutes. Aspiration of cysts and other lesions can also be carried out using ultrasonic guidelines.
The results of the ultrasound scan are with your referring doctor within 24 hours.
To make an appointment or to speak to the breast care team call us on 020 7908 2004