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What is the difference between an ultrasound of breast and a mammogram?
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Dr. Tushar Patel
Radiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sonar vs Xray
Breast ultrasound use sound waves (i.
e. Sonar) and are used to determine if a lump is solid, (usually require biopsy) or a cyst (a fluid containing lesion, usually not requiring biopsy). Mammograms also detect tumors in the breast and have the advantage of detecting tiny calcification deposits that my be due to cancer. Both tests work together to find breast cancer. No test replaces the other.

In brief: Sonar vs Xray
Breast ultrasound use sound waves (i.
e. Sonar) and are used to determine if a lump is solid, (usually require biopsy) or a cyst (a fluid containing lesion, usually not requiring biopsy). Mammograms also detect tumors in the breast and have the advantage of detecting tiny calcification deposits that my be due to cancer. Both tests work together to find breast cancer. No test replaces the other.
Dr. Tushar Patel
Dr. Tushar Patel
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: One is an X-ray
The mammo is an x-ray study.
Ultrasound is self explanatory. See radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: One is an X-ray
The mammo is an x-ray study.
Ultrasound is self explanatory. See radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Mammo vs ultrasound
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breasts.
An ultrasound utilizes sound waves to generate images. Mammo is currently the standard of care for screening, ultrasound has an adjunct or problem solving role.

In brief: Mammo vs ultrasound
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breasts.
An ultrasound utilizes sound waves to generate images. Mammo is currently the standard of care for screening, ultrasound has an adjunct or problem solving role.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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