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When is a breast ultrasound screening a good idea?

Ultrasound is a safe, radiation-free imaging tool that uses sound waves instead of radiation to visualize the structural details of the breast tissue. This provides us with an opportunity to take a proactive approach with our breast health. It can assist your doctor in evaluating causes of pain, swelling, a lump, or abnormal findings found by other tests such as a mammogram or thermogram.


If a lump is present in the breast, it can visualize whether it appears to be benign, such as a fluid-filled cyst, enlarged lymph node, fatty lipoma or fibroadenoma, or if it presents with more suspicious characteristics. Ultrasound gives you and your doctor more insight and confidence in deciding any next steps needed for your personalized health care.

All ultrasound services include:

  • Imaging session with an experienced Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

  • Interpretation by board-certified radiologists

  • Results shared directly with you and/or your doctor

  • Copy of your images on disc for convenience

Results are typically available within 1-2 weeks of your exam. This is a self-pay screening service, so a doctor's prescription/order for breast ultrasound is not required. You can utilize this service any time, as often as you'd like.

Breast Screening Options:

  • Breast Ultrasound, Bilateral 

    • Includes examination of both breasts and underarms, checking for lumps, fibroids, cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, increased vascularities and more.​

  • Breast Ultrasound, Unilateral  

    • Includes examination of one breast and its corresponding underarm, checking for lumps, fibroids, cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, increased vascularities and more.

Book your screening today

If you have any questions, reach out to us directly by calling (281) 803-5880 or send an email inquiry to Ready to schedule? Click the button below to book now!

Why breast ultrasounds are a smart addition

  • An ultrasound can increase the detection of breast cancer from approximately 48% to 97%, particularly in women with dense breasts

  • Ultrasounds outperform 3D mammograms in women with dense breasts, according to a study conducted in Italy, increasing detection rates of breast cancer by 75%


  • Ultrasounds are safe, easy, pain-free and radiation-free


  • No painful compression of breast tissue 


  • Entire chest can be imaged, including underarms where lymph nodes can be evaluated


  • Safely images breasts with implants, no risk of rupture


  • No limitation for varying breast sizes, small or large


  • Available for women who would like additional breast imaging, such as younger women or women with concerns due to family history, BRCA gene mutations, and other risk factors

  • Great option for pregnant or breastfeeding women

The above images illustrate the impact of breast density on mammography images and the increased difficulty in detection of breast cancer in dense breasts.
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