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Breast Ultrasound


Picture of breast ultrasound

Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

A small handheld instrument called a transducer is passed back and forth over the breast. The picture produced by ultrasound is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Last RevisedMarch 8, 2012

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