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Ultrasound Breast

Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses safe and painless sound waves to produce pictures of its internal structures.

What to Bring

  • Your medical provider order (Your provider may have already sent this to us.)
  • Personal ID
  • Insurance card(s)

How to Prepare

  • If you have a specific concern with your breast, you should inform the technologist.
  • If you wear an on-body device (insulin pump, insulin regulators, Neulasta, other chemo/insulin devices, etc.), you must inform the ultrasound technologist. Some of these devices cannot be in the room during the exam.
  • No risks are associated with a breast ultrasound. Unlike X-rays, radiation is not involved with this test.

What to Expect

  • You may be asked to remove clothing and to wear a gown during your exam.
  • The room is usually dark so the images can be seen clearly on the computer screen.
  • During the exam, you will be asked to lie on a table.
  • Warm gel will be placed on the breast area. This will help with the transmission of the sound waves.
  • You might feel slight pressure on the breast as the transducer is moved. You may be asked to lie in different positions or hold your breast briefly as images are obtained.
  • Please allow 45 minutes from the time you check in to the completion of the test.

Getting the Results

A radiologist (a medical provider who is specially trained in reading and interpreting diagnostic and ultrasound images) will interpret the ultrasound results and send them to your medical provider.

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Scheduling between 7 am and 5:30 pm.
Hammond: (985) 230-7777
Livingston: (225) 686-4899

If you are a medical provider and need to send an order, please fax it to (985) 230-6781.