Breast echography (Ultrasound)
Breast echography is a simple and safe investigation based on the emission of high-intensity and low-frequency Ultrasounds which do not cause any harm to the body. The probe is in contact with the breasts, which are covered with a thin film of watery gel giving better quality images. The ultrasounds emitted by the probe are reflected in different ways according to the type of tissue. This allows detecting any neoplasms within the breast and distinguishing between those with a liquid or with a solid content.
In most cases a breast echography is performed together with a mammography and the two exams are complementary. In younger women, in whom the glandular tissue is denser, echography gives more information than mammography.