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A breast ultrasound is done by moving a small handheld instrument called a transducer back and forth across the skin of the breast. The picture produced by ultrasound is called a sonogram or ultrasound scan.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffSarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineLaura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
Current as of:
December 19, 2018
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
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