The breast examination is an important tool for diagnosis and prevention. Consultation with a breast specialist may be requested by patients to investigate any breast pain, thickening or lumps in the gland, or discharge from the nipple.
Ultrasound, which commonly falls under diagnostic imaging, is a diagnostic examination in which the transmission of ultrasound beams striking tissue allows the creation of an image. This is why ulatrasound is also known as ultrasonography. Therefore, it is a non-invasive examination in that no radiation is used to perform ultrasound scans.