Breast Care: Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound is done to thoroughly examine all parts of the breast, especially places closes to the chest wall, which are hard to reach with traditional mammography. Ultrasound does not use radiation, like Xrays do.

Breast ultrasound may be performed to determine if:

  • There is a medical cause for some breast symptoms.
  • A patient is younger and has denser breast tissue.
  • An abnormal breast growth found during an exam is a solid mass or a cyst in the breast (a fluid-filled sac).
  • A lump in the breast is a fibroadenoma or lipoma. A fibroadenoma is a noncancerous solid growth; lipomas are noncancerous fatty lumps that can occur anywhere in the body.

Physicians use breast ultrasounds to:

  • Locate an optimal place to inject a needle for biopsy of a mass or cyst.
  • Check the status and health of breast implants.
  • Watch lumps or cysts for growth.

To find breast ultrasound services in your area, browse the Related Locations menu.


Mercyhealth Breast Center

1000 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 741-6999

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 245-0535
Toll-Free (800) 637-2901

Mercyhealth Women’s Center–Janesville

1000 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 756-6890

Mercyhealth Women’s Center–Rockford

7180 Spring Brook Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-2299

Mercyhealth Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 337-7100
Toll-Free (888) 983-7100
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