At Quality Mobile Ultrasound, we strongly believe that women’s health should be a major area of focus in today’s society. Throughout our society, women play a vital role both in and outside of the home. As such, regular scans and health screenings should be performed to ensure that women are maintaining the best health possible.
Breast sonography (breast ultrasound) is used to assess potential abnormalities in a patient’s breasts. A mammogram, a two-dimensional X-ray, is not able to provide images of the entire breast. Thus an ultrasound is performed to further evaluate abnormalities that may have been found in a mammogram or a during a clinical breast exam. In some cases, a breast ultrasound will reveal an abnormality that was not revealed at all in a mammogram. (Breast sonography is able to produce images of all layers and angles of the breast). If a biopsy needs to be performed on a patient, ultrasound equipment also plays a role in helping locate the tissue that needs to be removed.
Our Ultrasound Technologists (Sonographers) utilize our equipment in order to perform an array of studies related to the Breast. These scans are performed to assess lumps and cysts to help determine if they are cancerous or benign. A physician might also order a breast ultrasound if the patient has nipple discharge, breast asymmetry or skin color changes – potential symptoms of breast cancer. A breast MRI may also be used to complement findings from a mammogram and ultrasound.
Both women and men receive breast ultrasounds. Breast enlargement (gynecomastia), asymmetry and lumps are signs that a male may have breast cancer.