Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to view the internal structure of your breast. Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses sound waves to produce an image of the inside of the breast which allows the radiologist to view the breast tissue from different angles and look for lumps or other abnormalities.

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    • Our team will provide any specific instructions at the time of booking and these should be followed carefully.
    • Please arrive early for your appointment as you will need to change into a gown. We recommend wearing a separate top and bottoms during your appointment as this makes changing for the examination easier.
    • We ask that you refrain from using deodorant or lotions on the area, as this can interfere with the quality of the images.
    • On arrival, please present to reception. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your medical history.
  • You will be asked to lay down on a bed and your breast will need to be visible throughout the examination. Some women find this awkward, but our sonographers are discreet and professional and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.

    The sonographer will move the probe over the whole breast area and arm pit to capture a complete set of images.

    The sonographer and radiologist will work together during an appointment to ensure all the necessary images are captured. This means that sometimes, the radiologist will come into the room. You will be consulted before this happens.

  • A breast ultrasound generally takes up to 30 minutes.

  • Each of our practices use different equipment including Philips and Siemens machines.

    Your breast ultrasound will be performed by a sonographer who is a specially trained medical professional. The images the sonographer captures are then viewed by a radiologist who makes a diagnosis.

    We endeavour to have all breast ultrasounds performed by a female sonographer, however this is not always possible. If you would like to ensure a female sonographer undertakes your scan, please book at one of our Women’s Imaging Centres or ask at the time of booking.

How much will it cost?

Fees for radiology procedures will vary depending on a variety of factors. We will advise you about the cost of your service at the time of booking but if you do have any questions, contact us and one of our team will be happy to help with your query. You can read more about our billing information here.

How do I access my images?

At Queensland X-Ray, we provide our patients with their images and results online. To access your images and results, you’ll need to register for an account when you visit one of our practices. If you’ve already registered, you can access the Patient Portal here.

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