breast sonogram

breast sonogram

an ultrasound test that is used primarily to determine if a mammographic abnormality or a palpable lump is a cyst (fluid-filled) or a solid tumor (benign or malignant). It is also used to examine symptomatic women who should not be exposed to mammographic radiation, such as pregnant women and women under the age of 25.
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Fisher failed to order a breast sonogram which would have allowed for earlier detection.
A right breast sonogram (Figure 2b) demonstrated a 4 x 2 x 1 cm well-circumscribed, hypoechoic ovoid mass at the 3 o'clock position, 8 cm from the nipple, corresponding to the patient's palpable area of concern.
The enlarged right axillary node previously identified on the right breast sonogram showed intense hypermetabolic activity on PET scan.