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Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is done by moving a small handheld instrument called a transducer back and forth across the skin of the breast. The picture produced by ultrasound is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology