SonoFly-3000 unit for ultrasound diagnostics completed by a high-frequency (7.5 MHz) probe can be successfully used for an examination of mammae. Ultrasound mammography is used to diagnose various mammae diseases comparatively recently. But diagnostic value of this method is not lower than traditional, x-ray. While ultrasound examination harmful radiation is not used as while radiography. Ultrasound examination is absolutely painless.
Ultrasound examination acquires more and more importance in the diagnostics of mamma diseases. The main reason is the absense of damaging influence on mamma tissues, which are extremely sensitive to radiation. Moreover, such mamma diseases as , require dynamic observations and estimation of the effectiveness of treatment not less than 4 times a year.
USD (ultrasound diagnostics) of mamma allows free reception of mamma images in various projections. The received images reveal cysts - roundish cavities, filled by the liquid, benign and malignant tumors, various mamma abnormalities. Ultrasound examination is both independent method to reveal benign and malignant tumors, and additional method applied together with the x-ray mammography. In the number of cases ultrasound exels mammography - when examinating thick mamma of young women, women, who have fibrocystic mastopathy; in revealing cysts. Futhermore, ultrasound scanners are used for dynamic observation of the revealed earlier benign tumors of mamma to determine whether no changes took place. During pregnancy and sucking period ultrasound is a leading method of mammae examination.
Usage of high-frequency probe provides enough resolution to reveal the neoplasms even with small sizes.