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Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves, which are “bounced” off the breast and converted to images on the screen. Ultrasound helps to determine if a breast abnormality is a cyst/cystic or solid.A cyst is a fluid filled sac, which is not cancerous.

Ultrasound is not useful for routine screening of women because certain types of breast cancer are not visible by this method.Therefore, routine screening ultrasound is not currently available on Vancouver Island.

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