Ultrasound of the mammary glands is the most important diagnosis of the related diseases of breast cancer cells. Women should do ultrasound every year to avoid serious illness.
At US of a mammary gland are surveyed:
- Skin (is there any change in it)
- Fat and glandular tissue (ratio)
- Status of regional lymph drainage zones
- Structure of the gland (homogeneity and heterogeneity)
Ultrasound of the breast is performed with the following indications of doctors:
The most suitable period for conducting ultrasound is from the 5th to the 15th day of the menstrual cycle.
Ultrasound of the breast can detect such changes in the breast tissue as: fibroadenoma, cyst, infectious process, papilloma, fibrocystic mastopathy, galactocele and breast cancer.
Diagnosis in patients in a supine position is performed. In this case, if a woman has a large breast, ultrasound can be done both in a standing and sitting position with her hands up.