ULTRASOUND - SCREENING FOR MAMMOGRAPHY

ULTRASOUND - SCREENING FOR MAMMOGRAPHY

Ultrasound
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Sonomammogram or breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure performed to assess the breasts and the blood flow to areas inside it. This test allows quick visualization of the breast tissue. It helps in detecting presence of lumps, cysts in the breasts.Where is ultrasound useful? Ultrasound is used in many parts of the body, specifically to view the fetus, for other gynecological abnormalities and to view the abdomen, orbits, thyroid gland, breast, testes, etc. Are there any dangers? There is no known danger to the use of ultrasound Are there any dyes in ultrasound, as in X-rays? As of now there are no "dyes" injected in routine ultrasound practice. Contrast media however are being evaluated for use in clinical trials. Who is qualified to do ultrasound? Only radiologists trained in ultrasound should perform these investigations. In many situations, however, gynecologists also perform ultrasound examinations on their own patients; if adequately trained/certified, this is acceptable.


Why is ULTRASOUND - SCREENING FOR MAMMOGRAPHY done ?

It is used to investigate suspicious breast changes, such as a new breast lump, breast pain, an unusual skin appearance, nipple thickening or nipple discharge. The goal is to detect cancer before clinical signs are noticeable.

ULTRASOUND - SCREENING FOR MAMMOGRAPHY Instructions

CCO:
There are no dietary restrictions or special preparations required for this scan

SLAs:
For Ultrasound test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Ultrasound test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
No specific instructions.

SLAs:
For Ultrasound test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Ultrasound test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is ULTRASOUND - SCREENING FOR MAMMOGRAPHY ?

Ultrasound Whole-breast is a technology that can be used with mammography to screen the breast for breast cancers that cannot be felt on physical examination or cannot be seen with mammography. The whole-breast ultrasound is designed to improve the detection rate of breast cancer in women with dense breasts, beyond what a mammogram alone can find. Ideally the ultrasound is done at the same appointment as the screening mammogram.