A Supplemental Breast Screening Tool

At Derry Imaging, we offer state-of-the-art 3D ultrasound imaging.

Breast ultrasound is not a substitute for a mammogram. It is used as a supplemental breast cancer screening tool following a suspicious mammogram. Ultrasound produces images of body tissue by using sound waves and is sometimes called sonography. It is simple, safe and painless.

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Because ultrasounds may miss some early signs of cancer, they are not typically used to screen for breast cancer. Instead, they are used to:

  1. Help the radiologist determine whether a lump abnormality is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass.
  2. Help guide a biopsy needle into an area so that samples of an abnormality can be taken to determine if it is benign or cancerous.

The radiologist will determine if you require supplemental screening via ultrasound based on the results of your mammogram. Should you require a breast ultrasound, a technologist from the Breast Imaging team will reach out to you promptly to schedule.

If you need to schedule an annual mammogram, you can do so online here.

What Our Patients Have to Say:

“I went in for an ultrasound this morning and I was a wreck and full of worry. My ultrasound tech (Denise) was AMAZING! She heled calm me down and made it a very light and calming experience.”

—Megan P.

“Great location right off the highway. Staff members very helpful, I asked at my check-in about price for another procedure. She happily got me that information. The technician was very professional & super friendly. Chatted me right up, so I felt very comfortable. Even let me view the U/S images afterwards. Also, I arrived early & was taken in early. Will definitely schedule another appointment here.”

—Stacey G.

“Great staff, quick and easy check-in, images were done in less time than expected. The new facility is beautiful, but I would highly recommend any Derry Imaging location!”

—Pam H.