You may not be able to have the
test or the results may not be helpful if you have an open wound in the breast
What To Think About
An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy may allow your doctor to
confirm a suspicious lump is
not cancer (benign) without surgery.
ultrasound may occasionally be used instead of a
mammogram if you are younger than 30 and have concerns
X-rays or should not be exposed to any radiation
because you are pregnant. To learn more, see the topic
A breast ultrasound may be
useful for screening young women with a family history of breast cancer. More
study is needed to see if ultrasound is good for this purpose.
ultrasound does not replace a mammogram. An ultrasound can be used to check a
problem seen on a mammogram. It can also be used to show more detail in women
who have dense breasts.
MRI is another type of test that may be used for
breast exams after surgery or to check dense breast tissue. Breast MRI may be used along with a mammogram and breast ultrasound to check breasts or breast lumps.