Breast Ultrasound

Premier Health offers breast ultrasound to follow up on a known breast issue. We use breast ultrasound to distinguish between solid tumors and fluid-filled cysts and to evaluate lumps that are hard to see on a mammogram.

Ultrasound isn’t used for routine breast cancer screenings without a mammogram because it doesn’t consistently detect certain early signs of cancer.

Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound

Premier Health was the first health system in Dayton to offer automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBUS), a newer option for women with dense breast tissue. We offer AWBUS at select Premier Health locations.

This supplementary ultrasound examines both breasts for women with an inconclusive mammogram. It’s not a replacement for screening mammography.

Whole breast coverage means all your breast tissue is examined for review by a radiologist. This includes:

  • Lower lymph nodes under your arm
  • Inner breast tissue between your breasts
  • Outer breast tissue under and around your breasts
  • Tissue under the collar bone

Ultrasound detects cancers, such as fast-growing invasive cancers, that can’t be seen well by mammography.

A physician order is required for this exam. Insurance coverage varies. It’s best to call your insurance company to confirm coverage prior to scheduling.

Ultrasound Locations

Premier Health offers breast ultrasound at several breast imaging locations.

Atrium Medical Center

  • Breast Ultrasound
    • Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center

Miami Valley Hospital

  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound
    • Miami Valley Hospital North Breast Center

    Upper Valley Medical Center

    • Breast Ultrasound
    • Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound

      Schedule a Breast Ultrasound

      A physician order is required for breast ultrasound and AWBUS. Be sure to have the order before calling Central Scheduling.

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      Contact Us

      We offer many convenient diagnostic and imaging locations throughout Southwest Ohio to help get you on the path to healing and your best health. To schedule a test, call Central Scheduling at (937) 499-7364(937) 499-7364 or toll-free at (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364. Services vary at each location. Our scheduling team will guide you in finding a convenient imaging center near you.

      Visit our locations page for a complete list of all our diagnostic and imaging centers.