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Breast Ultrasound

Alternate Names : Breast Sonogram

Breast Ultrasound | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Test results are usually sent to the woman's healthcare provider, who then discusses them with her. In some cases, ultrasound will show no problem in the breast. Abnormal findings may include:

  • a benign cyst, which means the lump or mass is not cancer
  • an abscess, or pus-filled pocket, in the breast
  • breast cancer, which can only be diagnosed if a needle was used to sample a piece of breast tissue
  • a bruise
  • fibrocystic breast disease, which causes benign lumps in the breast
  • other benign tumors, such as one called an adenoma

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    Author: Francesca Coltrera, BA
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 02/11/02

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