Breast ultrasound is an imaging
test that uses sound waves to look at the inside of your breasts. It can help your
healthcare provider find breast problems.
For this test, a healthcare
provider moves a wand-like device called a transducer over your skin. The transducer
sends out sound waves that bounce off your breast tissue. The sound waves are too
high-pitched for you to hear. The transducer then picks up the bounced sound waves.
These are made into pictures of the inside of your breasts.
Ultrasound doesn't use radiation
and is safe during pregnancy. It's also safe for people who are allergic to contrast
because no dye is needed.