A diagnostic breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that employs high frequency sound waves to image and examine the internal structures of the breast. This exam is useful in the deeper investigation of symptoms such as pain, tenderness or lumps in the breast tissue.
This procedure is often performed to more accurately assess lumps and/or anomalies that may have been detected during an MRI, mammogram or physical exam and is recommended for patients with a high breast density.
This examination may include an automated breast ultrasound, which employs cutting edge imaging technology to capture 3D images of the entire breast, targeting specific areas to ensure reproducible images. This advanced technique, which allows for a more accurate visual of the breast from a range of angles, is ideal for use on patients with dense breast tissue, i.e. Volpara scores of C and D.
Our radiologists will interpret your information and aim to forward the results to your doctor by the end of the next working day.
This exam is covered under the Alberta Health Care Plan but please note, it is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinic.