Mammary gland ultrasound is breast ultrasound, which allows to diagnose the neoplasms of the mammary gland tissue of various localisations and grades. Mammary gland ultrasound is essential for every woman of reproductive age in order to control her own health and prevent the risk of cancer. Mammary gland ultrasound should be assigned 1 time per year as part of the regular medical examination. In the case of predisposition to neoplasms in the body, breast ultrasound may be recommended once every 6 months. The cost of mammary gland ultrasound is relatively low and its precision is around 85-95%.
Indications for mammary gland ultrasound
The ultrasound examination of mammary glands may be performed by gynaecologist, fertility specialist or family physician. Mammary gland ultrasound is also an important part of the examination in preparation for pregnancy and infertility treatment by way of assisted reproductive technology. You need to pass mammary gland ultrasound in all of the following cases:
planning of pregnancy;
soreness in the chest;
change of the shape/size of the breast;
appearance of breast asymmetry;
change of the breast/nipple skin;
secretions from nipples;
any symptoms that cause your concern.
IMPORTANT: breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world among women of various ages. Breast cancer is increasingly diagnosed in young women under the age of 30. Physicians around the world are encouraging women to undergo mammary gland ultrasound every year - timely diagnosed disease is treatable in the vast majority of cases!
Mammary gland ultrasound examination at MAMA Riga Clinic
If you want to pass preventive mammary gland ultrasound, our experienced fertility specialist in mammary gland ultrasound will provide you with that kind of an examination. If you are having difficulties conceiving, our fertility specialist will always appoint you mammary gland ultrasound. Mammary gland health largely depends on the normal functioning of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is also responsible for a number of reproductive capabilities of a woman. Endocrine disorders can cause anovulation, endometrial pathologies and related diseases, when conception and successful carrying of pregnancy are impossible. The body of a woman is a single whole.
When planning a pregnancy, including through IVF, the physician must be sure that you have no contraindications for childbearing. Breast pathologies – most significantly malignant neoplasms – and pregnancy are incompatible.
MAMA Riga Clinic is equipped with all necessary equipment for carrying out the expert mammary gland ultrasound examination. Our equipment allows us to visualise even the smallest (up to 5 mm) nodules and cysts – all the possible neoplasms of the mammary gland tissue. When performing breast ultrasound, we can also examine the armpit lymph nodes. The structure of mammary glands is determined by hormonal activity; therefore breast ultrasound is assigned for certain days of the menstrual cycle. Your consultant physician will tell you when you'll need to perform breast ultrasound based on the evaluation of menstrual cycle duration and results of related body examinations.
We recommend you to undergo mammary gland ultrasound in MAMA RIGA Clinic. During the breast ultrasound examination, the evaluation of axillary lymph nodes will be performed. Our clinic also cooperates with leading oncologists of Latvia.