What is a breast ultrasound?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
A breast ultrasound is useful for differentiating a cystic versus solid mass. This can often be done in women under 40 years of age, or concurrently with a mammogram. High frequency  sound waves create pictures within the breast tissue.

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