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Overview

You will not feel any pain or discomfort.

Synergy radiology has the most advanced ultrasound equipment available. Our highly developed imaging systems provide unprecedented image quality for diagnosis of breast disorders. 

Preparing for a Breast Ultrasound

Please bring your referral (letter from your doctor) and your Medicare and/or Pension Health care card with you to your appointment. It is important to bring all previous imaging relating to the relevant region. You’ll need to be on time to ensure there is enough time available to perform the procedure.

There is no specific preparation for the examination.

Scanning

The ultrasound waves are transmitted and collected via a hand held probe which is moved over the part of the body being investigated. You will not feel any pain or discomfort. Your procedure will usually take between 20 and 30 minutes.

Results

If you do have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask our staff.

Synergy Radiology strongly advises that you return to your referring doctor in order for your doctor to discuss your radiology report with you.

FAQs

Will I need a mammogram if I have had an ultrasound?
It is possible that you may require a mammogram.

What if a lump is found?
Depending on the results of your test your doctor may ask for a biopsy. Your referring doctor and the radiologist will decide on the most appropriate imaging technique to target the area of interest in the breast.For more information on biopsies please see Image Guided Biopsy.

Will the sonographer performing my scan tell me what’s wrong?
It is the sonographer’s duty to perform the test and ensure the images are of high quality for the radiologist (specialist doctor) to interpret them.

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