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Ultrasounds are frequently used if a lump has been detected in the breast. They use high-frequency sound waves in order to produce an image of the inside of the breast. The image shows whether there are any lumps or abnormalities in the breast and they can also be used to determine whether a known lump is solid or liquid-filled.

What can I expect?

During this test you will be made comfortable lying on your back and a small amount of gel will be applied to the area that is to be examined. The transducer will then be pressed firmly against the gel and will be moved back and forth to produce an image of your breast tissue on the screen. This test will take less than half an hour to complete.

Are there any risks?

There are no known risks associated with breast ultrasound.

After the test

You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the test.

Going home

There are no restrictions on going home after this test.

To make an appointment or to speak to the breast care team call us on 020 7908 2004