IMAGING: ULTRASOUND
COMMON QUESTIONS
Q.
What are the risks to an ultrasound?
A.
Ultrasounds are considered to be one of the lowest risk scans available. There is no radiation exposure involved with an ultrasound.
Q.
Why would I receive an ultrasound after a mammogram?
A.
Ultrasounds are often used if your breast tissue is dense. Also, you may be sent for an ultrasound if an abnormality is detected. The ultrasound is a very good tool for our radiologists to obtain additional information.