Breast ultrasound

Alternative Names

Ultrasonography of the breast; Sonogram of the breast

Definition of Breast ultrasound

Breast ultrasound uses sound waves that cannot be heard by humans to look at the breast.

Review

Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/17/2009

Female Breast

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