Ultrasound of the breast helps to distinguish lumps in the breast. Ultrasound is used to diagnose problems such as complications from mastitis (an infection that occurs most often duringbreast feeding), to assess abnormal nipple discharge and problems with breast implants.
There is no preparation necessary for a breast ultrasound.
You will be asked to remove your clothing and change into a gown. You will be asked to lie on a bed and you will be asked to lie slightly on your side in order to position the breast.
Gel will be applied to the skin and an ultrasound probe is placed on the skin to examine the breast tissue. The armpit will also be examined to assess for lymph nodes.
The examination takes between 15 – 30 minutes.