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USG Mammae

A Mammae USG or breast ultrasound is one type of ultrasound that examines the condition of the breast and detects disorders and various forms of abnormalities in the breast, such as cysts and tumors.

Mammary ultrasound works using high-frequency sound waves or ultrasound. The USG’s wave will appear from the scanner machine that produces an image of the inside of the breast, and the monitor will display the image on the monitor screen.

When the doctor finds a lump, the Mammae USG will be used to detect the size and location of the lump.

Breast ultrasound examination can also help the doctor determine the type of lump in the breast, whether caused by a cyst, tumor, or other abnormalities. Mammae USG is also often used as a guide when performing a breast biopsy. Here are several conditions that require where Mammae USG examination:

-Nipples discharge unusual fluid
-Pain, redness, and swelling in the breast
-If the patient had breast implant surgery
-Changes in breast skin color
-Milk production problems

Before undergoing the examination, here are some preparations patients need to do:

-Avoid using skincare or cosmetics
-Removing accessories or jewelry around the breast
-Clothing with buttons on the front (patient might have to wear special clothes during the examination)

A radiologist usually performs mammae USG in the radiology unit examination room for 15–30 minutes. Mammary ultrasound is a safe type of examination, even safer than mammography, X-rays, or CT Scans because it does not use radiation exposure.

Mammae USG is a procedure that also does not cause side effects. A common side effect is an allergic reaction to the gel for examination, but this reaction is infrequent.