Medical Imaging Northwest | Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound

Per 1,000 women, mammogram alone found 7.6 cancers, while mammography plus ultrasound found 11.8 cancers.

What is Breast Ultrasound?

A breast ultrasound examination produces images of your breast using inaudible sound waves in a frequency range far above the range of human hearing. A hypoallergenic, water-soluble gel will be applied to your breast to prevent air from getting between the ultrasound source and your skin. A small probe will be passed over the surface of your breast, producing a painless sensation of light pressure on your skin.

Who needs one?

During your diagnostic mammogram appointment, the radiologist may decide it is necessary to perform a breast ultrasound in order to assess the characteristics of a lump.

What should I expect?


A hypoallergenic, water-soluble gel will be applied to your breast to prevent air from getting between the ultrasound source and your skin. A small probe will be passed over the surface of your breast, producing a painless sensation of light pressure on your skin.

Which location provides the service?

  • Puyallup Imaging Center
  • Sunrise Image Center
  • Bonney Lake Imaging Center

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