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Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of breast tissue and can be used to determine if a lump is solid (tumor) or fluid (cyst). It is also used to see lumps not clear on a mammogram or as a means of guiding a biopsy procedure.

A breast ultrasound can image all areas of the breast and surrounding area and is particularly useful in imaging the area closest to the chest wall which can be difficult to capture with a mammogram.

Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) is available at our CWIC and 109 Street locations, subject to specific patient criteria.

Breast Ultrasound is routinely performed on women who:

  • are under the age of 40,
  • are not able to have a mammogram (such as during pregnancy)
  • have breast implants or
  • have dense breasts.

Breast ultrasound can also be used to screen for breast cancer in women with high risk factors.

Exam Duration

20 Minutes – 60 Minutes

Breast Ultrasound Pricing

Covered by Alberta Health Care.