Anne C. Pappas Center for Breast Imaging
Rhode Island Hospital

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 http://www.breastdensity.info.

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 imaging@lifespan.org.

Learn about the Anne C. Pappas Breast Imaging Team.