Breast ultrasound

Overview

An ultrasound bounces high-energy sound waves off internal tissues or organs and generates echoes. The echo patterns appear on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram in a process called ultrasonography. The ultrasound can show tumors and help guide our doctors performing biopsies or treating tumors.

Why Choose Breast Ultrasounds at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    We are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This means our institution is held to the highest standards of care for patients with breast disease. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is affiliated with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This designation is considered the gold standard in medical imaging.

  • Comprehensive care

    Our doctors have advanced training to diagnose and treat all breast conditions, from the common to the most complex. This means we can offer you effective care appropriate to your needs.

  • Specialized care

    Our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and management of breast disease. All exams are interpreted by radiologists specializing in breast and women’s imaging. 

  • One convenient location

    Our specialists offer all medical and support services in one place. With comprehensive care from imaging to treatment to recovery support in one location, you can focus on improving your health.