An ultrasound is a scanner which looks like a microphone
and is attached to a PC. You may have had an ultrasound if
you have been pregnant.
- Remember to take your mammogram "photos" with
- An ultrasound is safe and painless
- In most cases it will confirm the lump is harmless (a
- Even where a tumour appears, it is quite likely to be
What will happen?
You will be asked to strip to the waist and lie on a bed
The technician will put gel on your breast and move the scanner
slowly around it, focussing on the area where the lump was
identified. This can take some time depending on how easy
or otherwise it is to identify the lump.
What happens afterwards?
The results may be sent to your referring doctor (What
do my tests mean?). You may be told:
- There is no issue
- You have a cyst and will need a fine needle aspiration
- There appears to be a tumour and you will need a biopsy
You should still follow up with your doctor