The breasts are complex glandular structures that require regular monitoring and evaluation, especially in the early detection of conditions such as breast cancer. Breast ultrasound is a technique that allows doctors to visualize breast tissue and detect possible abnormalities.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. In the case of breast ultrasound, this technique provides a detailed view of the breast tissues, including glands, ducts, and blood vessels.
Applications of Breast Ultrasound
This study is essential for:
- Mass detection: Identification of cysts or tumors in the breast tissue.
- Cyst differentiation: Distinguish between liquid masses (cysts) and solid.
- Evaluation of palpable nodules: Detailed analysis of nodules detected in a physical examination.
- Guide for biopsies: If suspicious areas are detected, ultrasound can guide a biopsy.
- Monitoring of known injuries: Observe the evolution of a nodule or cyst over time.
Benefits of Breast Ultrasound
- Non-invasive: No incisions or surgical procedures are required.
- No radiation: Unlike mammography, ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.
- Accurate and reliable: Provides clear, detailed images of breast tissue.
- Accessible and economical: Compared with other imaging techniques.
Breast ultrasound is a fundamental tool in the evaluation and monitoring of the breasts. It provides doctors with detailed and vital information about the condition and health of breast tissue, ensuring proper diagnosis and early intervention if abnormalities are detected.
Requirements: Prior Appointment