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    Breast Scan

    If you have a lump in your breast or other changes in your tissue or nipple, an ultrasound may help determine the cause. 

    A breast ultrasound is a type of imaging test that a doctor may order to check for tumours or other breast abnormalities. A breast ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the inside of your breast. 

    To conduct a conventional breast ultrasound, a healthcare professional will use a handheld device called a transducer to create images of your breast.

    Unlike X-rays and CT scans, ultrasounds don’t use radiation and are considered safe for pregnant people.

    PRICE: R900

    SCAN DURATION: for a 30 min scan

    WHEN CAN THE SCAN BE DONE: Monday Mornings

    Common uses of the procedure

    A breast ultrasound is often performed as a follow-up to a mammogram, which is a type of X-ray used to screen for breast cancer.

    A doctor may order a breast ultrasound if a physical exam or mammogram reveals a breast abnormality, such as:

    • A lump in your breast
    • a tender or  painful area in your breast
    • a change in the texture or appearance of your nipple or breast skin
    • unusual discharge from your nipple

    If you have a lump in your breast, an ultrasound will help your doctor determine whether it’s a fluid filled cyst or a solid tumour.

    . It also allows them to determine the location and size of the lump. 

    Sometimes a breast ultrasound may be used instead of a mammogram to screen for breast cancer, including:

    • in pregnant people and people under age 25 years, who shouldn’t be exposed to radiation from a mammogram
    • in people who have dense breast tissue,  which reduces the visibility of tumours in mammograms

    A breast ultrasound may also be used to check for leaks or other problems with breast implants.

    How to prepare and what to expect

    You don’t need to avoid eating or drinking before a breast ultrasound. 

    However, you’ll want to be mindful of what you wear:

    • Avoid applying powders, lotions, or cosmetics to your breast before the ultrasound. These products may interfere with the accuracy of the test.
    • Avoid wearing jewellery to your appointment or make sure that you can easily remove it if asked.
    • Wear a top that you can easily remove during your ultrasound appointment. You’ll be asked to undress from the waist up




    A report will be provided that can be taken to your doctor.


    Please phone our reception for an appointment.