Breast ultrasound

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Breast ultrasound
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ICD-9-CM 88.73
MeSH D016217

Breast ultrasound refers to the process of using medical ultrasonography to perform imaging of the breast.

It can be considered either a diagnostic or a screening procedure.[1]

It may be used either with or without a mammogram.[2]

It may be useful in younger women, where the denser fibrous tissue of the breast may make mammograms more difficult to interpret.[3]

A type of ultrasound examination to measure tissue stiffness (to detect tumours) is Elastography.


  1. ^ A. Thomas Stavros; Cynthia L. Rapp; Steve H. Parker (1 January 2004). Breast ultrasound. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0-397-51624-7. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Breast ultrasound: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ "FDA approves first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue". 18 Sep 2012.