At Apex Radiology we offer a breast ultrasound service which allows for “real time” imaging. Ultrasound uses sound waves to make pictures of the breast tissue. A person places a small device on the skin with gel. It is a safe procedure that produces no known side effects.
It helps diagnose symptoms and doctors often perform it alongside a mammogram to gather more information. For example, it can help in the diagnosis of cysts. It is also useful as a means of performing a biopsy.
The scan uses no radiation and is usually painless, unless your breasts are very sensitive. Please let our staff know this at the time of your appointment.