Breast Ultrasound

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Services & Specialties Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound

A breast biopsy is the best way to diagnose an abnormality in breast tissue. An ultrasound guided biopsy involves a radiologist taking samples of abnormal breast tissue through a needle while being guided by ultrasound imaging.

Ultrasound also known as sonography, uses high frequency sound waves to outline a part of the body. The sound waves are transmitted through the breast and picked up and translated by a computer into an image displayed on a monitor. You are not exposed to radiation during this test. There are several different biopsy devices that may be used to remove samples of abnormal breast tissue, which is then tested to determine if it is cancerous.

Reasons your provider may order a Breast Ultrasound:

  • To further evaluate an area of concern identified on the mammogram. This is a diagostic ultrasound of a specific area.
  • To evaluate an area of concern if you are under 30, if you are pregnant, or if you had a normal mammogram and found a new lump. This is a diagnostic ultrasound of a specific area.
  • A screening ultrasound is done for women who are at increased risk of breast cancer. It involves ultrasound scanning of both entire breasts. It is coordinated with an annual screening mammogram and does not replace the mammorgram. This is generally done six months after a normal mammorgram and it is coordinated by your provider at the clinic. This may not be covered by your insurance, call to check with your insurance provider.


Breast Center

  • St. Luke's Hospital
    915 East First Street
    Duluth, MN 55805 Map
  • Phone 218.249.5361
    Fax 218.249.5365

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Establish care: 218.249.4000
General questions: 218.249.5555

915 East First Street
Duluth, MN 55805