Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging

Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound exam is primarily used to further evaluate breasts after a mammogram, breast MRI or clinical findings, often to help answer a specific problem or concern. A breast ultrasound can also be performed as a screening study of both breasts to supplement mammography in women with dense breasts. 

The ultrasound uses sound waves to capture images of concern. Although a mammography is the best screening tool available to detect breast cancer, a breast ultrasound is an important tool that helps provide a more detailed understanding of a patient's breast health.   

Detailed information about breast ultrasounds can be found at

To receive personalized assistance and information on breast cancer, you may speak to one of our experts by calling 401-444-7770, or by emailing