Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is a non-invasive ultrasound procedure used as a standalone screening tool for women aged 50 or below or as an adjunct to mammography.

The advantage of a breast ultrasound is that it allows us to characterize palpable solid breast masses without a puncture, as it permits a clear differentiation between fluid-filled cysts and solid tumours.

Ultrasound furthermore does not produce ionising radiation and can be repeated as many times as necessary, making it suitable for pregnant and younger women as well.

Another advantage of the ultrasound method is that it allows certain changes to be distinguished from glandular tissue, which is not possible with a mammogram in women with dense breast tissue. Ultrasound is an excellent method for evaluating the axillary lymph nodes and examining the contents of large milk ducts, facilitating nipple discharge diagnosis.

An ultrasound can be performed by a radiologist at any time during the menstrual cycle. It is a non-invasive method that takes around 15 minutes to complete.

The procedure is performed as a self-pay service at the Diagnostic Centre Bled. More >>