Breast Cancer – Diagnostics – Ultrasound
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that travel through tissue – the reflecting echoes are computed into diagnostic image information. During an ultrasound scan, an ultrasound transducer is moved slowly over the breast and armpit while the patient lies on her back. The physician or sonographer analyzes the images displayed on the monitor.
The advantage: The examination is completely painless and there is no exposure to radiation. Therefore, it can be repeated as often as necessary. Ultrasound, as a supplement to mammography, can also help reveal more cancers than mammography alone.