Ultrasound is an imaging test that sends high-frequency sound waves through your breast and converts them into images on a viewing screen. The ultrasound technician places a sound-emitting probe on the breast to conduct the test. There is no radiation involved.
Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It is primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical exam, mammogram or breast MRI. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive and does not use radiation.
If your exam does find something abnormal, you will need follow-up tests to check whether or not the finding is breast cancer. For most women, follow-up tests will show normal breast tissue. For other women, follow-up tests will show a benign not cancer breast condition.
Skip to site alert. Skip to content. Your daughter may experience many breast changes in her teenage years—some are linked to the menstrual cycle, some are related to hormonal forms of birth control, and others may occur without a specific reason. Most of these changes will be benign, or non-cancerous.
NCBI Bookshelf. Geneva: World Health Organization; Those discussed here include breast conditions and other breastfeeding difficulties, twins, a mother separated from her baby, a child with sickness, abnormality or a condition that interferes with suckling, and conditions of the mother.
Back to Breast cancer in women. See your GP as soon as possible if you notice any symptoms of breast cancersuch as an unusual lump in your breast or any change in the appearance, feel or shape of your breasts. Your GP will examine you.
Both boys and girls have breast tissue. Normal breast development first appears shortly after birth, and then again at the beginning of puberty. The timing of breast development varies greatly from one person to another and in some girls may not occur until well into the teenage years. Here's an overview of some of the main breast abnormalities that can occur in children.
You may have many changes in your breasts as a teen and young adult. Some changes are linked to your period. Others are linked to birth control pills, or to other hormonal forms of birth control.