INDICATIONS: To assess a lump.

 

LIMITATIONS: Deeper structures are not as well characterised as superficial ones.

 

PREPARATION: No preparation needed.

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: You may be required to change into a gown or simply adjust your clothing to allow access to the area to be scanned. You will lie on a scanning bed during your procedure, which will take approximately 20 minutes. Ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your lump. Adjacent structures may also need to be imaged depending on the location. The procedure does not cause any discomfort or pain.

 

POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.

 

RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.

Your procedure report will be sent electronically to your referring doctor. Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised. A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.

We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.