A breast ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast. The sound waves pass through the breast and bounce back, or echo, from various tissues to form a picture of the internal structures. It is not invasive and involves no radiation or X-rays. The breast ultrasound can show all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which can be hard to study with a mammogram.
At Austin Breast Imaging, we perform both diagnostic and screening breast ultrasounds.