A 27-year-old female asked:
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Does a breast ultrasound have any risks?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Relying on very high frequency sound waves to penetrate and reflect from the tissues in the body, ultrasound is considered essentially safe. However, as with all things, there is wisdom in moderation.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013

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