Breast Ultrasound


Breast ultrasound imaging is typically used in conjunction with mammography to further evaluate an area seen on a mammogram. A breast ultrasound may also be ordered when a patient or physician notices a breast lump.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Ultrasounds

Unlike a mammogram, there is no prep for an ultrasound of the breast, so it is acceptable to use deodorants, lotions, creams or powders prior to your exam.
NO! Ultrasound is not reliable for screening the breast for abnormalities. Mammograms are considered the “gold standard” for early detection of breast cancer.
An ultrasound is recommended when a density is seen on a mammogram that requires further evaluation. In some cases, a mammogram will reveal a questionable area in the breast and ultrasound is used to further evaluate the specific area of interest.
Sound Health Imaging contracts with Proscan Reading Services to read our exams. They are fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists with subspecialty training.
- The Breast ultrasound exam will be read by the radiologist within 24 hours of your study.
- The results will be sent directly to your referring provider the week-day after your exam.
We are Preferred Providers with all major insurances and bill globally for the exam plus the radiologist reading fee so patients don’t receive a separate billing from the radiologist. We also bill secondary insurances and accept all major credit cards
- As a patient, you have a choice where your diagnostic ultrasound is performed.
- A physician’s order is required for the abdominal ultrasound.
- When you see your healthcare provider, let them know you would like to have your ultrasound scheduled at Sound Health Imaging. Or, after you see your physician, you can call our office and make your ultrasound appointment and then bring your doctor’s order with you at the time of exam.