Jefferson University Hospitals

Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is typically recommended when your screening mammograms have shown something suspicious, and your physician needs a better look to make an accurate diagnosis.

What Does a Breast Ultrasound Involve?

During a breast ultrasound, a gel will be put on your breast and a wand will gently move over your breast tissue to produce images. Ultrasound uses sound waves to identify abnormalities, lumps, cysts, etc.

Offering the Latest in Breast Imaging Technology

Because we know that early breast cancer detection increases survival rates, the Jefferson Honickman Breast Imaging Center in Philadelphia was opened in 2007. Offering the latest diagnostic imaging technology including 3D breast imaging and staffed by specialized breast radiologists and technologists, our experts are there to provide clinical expertise in the screening and detection of breast abnormalities. The Center offers screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast scans, breast MRI and both surgical and nonsurgical biopsies. The  Honickman Breast Imaging Center is part of the Jefferson Breast Care Center.