Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging. This noninvasive procedure usually takes from 15 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
At Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, we offer breast ultrasound. Breast ultrasounds are usually performed in conjunction with a diagnostic mammogram or separately. In some cases it is not possible to tell from the imaging studies alone whether a growth is benign or cancerous. To schedule an appointment, call (717) 242-7229.