Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce images of organs, vessels and tissues in the body.
During a Breast Ultrasound:
- A transducer, which is a small microphone-like device, will be placed over your breast. This will be painless, however, you may feel mild pressure from the transducer.
- Sound waves will bounce off the different tissues in your breast creating “echoes”. The echoes are reflected back to the transducer, which converts them to electronic signals.
- A computer then processes the signals into images and displays them on a television monitor.
- The moving images may be viewed immediately or photographed for further study.