Ultrasound exams may be covered by your insurance provider, but may require a GP referral. If you wish to claim via your Insurance provider please ask your GP for a referral before booking. If you are willing to self-pay please go ahead and book using the button below, or read on for further information on Ultrasounds.
A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. It is another great tool in the Radiologist's arsenal in finding breast cancer.
It also is great for looking into common breast concerns such as breast pain or lumps.
What happens during an Ultrasound exam?
You will lie on a comfy bed and relax to the sound of music or watch the TV while our female Radiologist performs the Ultrasound. A little bit of warm Gel is applied to your skin to help the Ultrasound machine work properly. It is painless and does not involve compressing the breast.
As your exam is performed our female Radiologist will discuss your images with you and explain what its happening at all times.
Why do some women need an ultrasound as well as a mammogram?
There may be a need to perform a breast ultrasound in addition to the mammogram. The reason for this will be explained to you but normally a breast ultrasound may be required if you have dense breast tissue or the radiologist wishes to check a cyst or other artifact inside the breast and compare it to what they see in a mammogram.
Is Ultrasound OK if I am under 30?
Yes, Ultrasounds are perfectly suitable for people of all ages as they do not involve any radiation exposure.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
Yes, generally referrals are required. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Can I choose my own music during the Ultrasound?
Yes, as long as you don't make our Radiologist listen to Disco as she will lose her steady hand.
Learn More by visiting the Breast Ultrasound page at RadiologyInfo