Breast ultrasound is performing if suspicious lump revealed in women’s breast. Through ultrasound, the doctor can determine whether the lump is a solid tumour or fluid-filled cyst. The doctor can also decide the size and location of the lump. Though through this ultrasound procedure, it cannot decide whether a lump is cancerous or not. To found lump is cancerous or not, the doctor needs to perform an
ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy and send a sample to a laboratory for testing. Apart from that, ultrasound is used to decide the nature of a breast abnormality and on women who should avoid radiation like:
- Women whose age is under 25
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Silicone breast implants women
How should you prepare for breast Ultrasound?
This ultrasound procedure doesn’t need any special planning but needs to take care that you should not apply powders, lotions or any other cosmetics to your breasts before ultrasound examination as due to that you can’t get an accurate report of the ultrasound examination.