Breast Ultrasound

Breast Health

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a non-invasive medical test using to high-frequency sound waves to produce sonographic images. Ultrasound imaging does not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays).

Ultrasound of the breast is not a primary screening tool, but has an important role in the further characterization of abnormalities identified at mammography and as a supplementary “double-check” to mammography.

High definition breast ultrasound is therefore a very important and integral part of our protocol. We include a breast ultrasound as a routine examination with each full field digital mammogram.

The most important uses of ultrasound in breast imaging are:

  • As a primary screening tool for women under the age of 40, who do not yet require a mammogram.
  • Cyst vs. solid characterisation of clinically occult mammographically detected or palpable breast masses.
  • Evaluation of asymmetric tissue on mammography.
  • Evaluation of palpable masses in women who are pregnant, lactating or under 40 years of age.
  • Guide for interventional procedures (cyst aspiration, preoperative localization, fine needle aspiration and core biopsy).


Apffelstaedt, Hoosain & Associates is a multi-disciplinary Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid centre offering comprehensive clinical, and appropriate imaging assessment services, for any breast, thyroid and parathyroid health and cancer-related matters.


47 Hennie Winterbach St
Panorama , Cape Town 7500

Paramount Healthcare Centre
Windhoek, Cnr. Heliodoor & Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed Streets
Eros, Windhoek, Namibia


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