A breast ultrasound is another non-invasive procedures that produces images of the internal structures of the breast because mammography alone is not always enough.
Breast ultrasound can distinguish a generally harmless fluid-filled cyst from a potentially concerning solid mass. It is also utilized to evaluate whether a solid mass is benign or appears to be malignant.
Dr. Lori Malone, breast radiologist, will perform your breast ultrasound in the comfort of our breast center. If Dr. Malone sees the need for any additional imaging, such as 3D mammography or diagnostic mammography, it will be performed during the same appointment.
For your peace of mind, you are given the results of your exam before you leave the breast center.
In preparation for your breast ultrasound:
- Do not wear talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your exam.
- Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the technologist performing the exam.
- If possible, obtain any prior mammograms and bring them with you to your appointment.
3T Breast MRI
Texas Health Fort Worth offers the city’s first 3T MRI. It uses a powerful magnetic field to produce high quality images of the breast for use in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.