Breast Ultrasound Specialist in Washington, DC
At Breast Care for Washington DC, our mission is to provide access to comprehensive breast ultrasounds to all women in Washington, D.C. We believe that health care should be attainable by everyone especially when it comes to breast cancer treatment and prevention. If you are in need of a breast ultrasound, contact our office at (202) 465-7164 and schedule an appointment today!
What is a Breast Ultrasound?
A breast ultrasound is a non-radiation, non-invasive imaging technique that relies on sonar technology (sound waves) and is often used in conjunction with a diagnostic mammogram where an abnormality, like a lump or mass, was detected. Breast ultrasounds can determine if a lump or mass is fluid filled or solid. Fluid filled cysts are typically benign (non cancerous), but they can be quite tender. Draining the fluid, with a procedure called cyst aspiration, may alleviate symptoms. If a lump or mass is found to be solid, a breast biopsy may be recommended.
What Happens During a Breast Ultrasound Exam?
During a breast ultrasound the technologist will ask you to lie still on your back. You may be asked to raise your arm over your head or be propped towards one side during the exam. She will then apply a gel that is used to help improve the contact between the hand held ultrasound transducer and the skin. The technologist will obtain images by gently pressing and rolling the transducer over areas of the breast or underarms. Breast ultrasound exams are generally painless.
Schedule Your Breast Ultrasound Appointment in Washington, DC Today!
We promote access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and referrals for treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay. To schedule a diagnostic screening appointment at our breast care center in Washington, DC, call 202-465-7164 or contact us.