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what does a normal breast ultrasound look like in a healthy person?

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Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
No abnormalities: A normal breast ultrasound should show no abnormal architecture of the breast tissue, no solid or cystic masses, no cluster of calcifications (which are generally a marker for underlying cancer), or localized signs of tissue swelling.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Pictures tell story: A "normal" breast ultrasound(us) will look different depending on the age of the patients and breast density. It is hard to describe in words. I recommend speaking with the technologist and radiologist on your next exam and ask them to review the images with you. Typically a 34 year old should not need breast imaging unless there is a problem or you are a part of a high risk program.
Answered on Jul 3, 2012
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Black&White&Gray: Normal breast tissue will look gray on ultrasound; near the nipple, it is common to see ducts which can have a honeycomb pattern. Most importantly, cancers look very different than normal breast tissue. To the untrained eye, ultrasounds are like a rorschach test--you can see what you want to see in them.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
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