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Breast Ultrasound

Visualizing Tissue a Different Way

Breast ultrasound is most frequently ordered following a mammography study when the radiologist would like additional information to complete the diagnostic interpretation. Breast structures are unique to every patient and tissue is sometimes better visualized using ultrasound techniques.  

This additional information is used by the radiologist to distinguish between the characteristics of a lump or other area of interest in the breast tissue.  Use of ultrasound allows our radiologists to make well-informed decisions about patient cases. Breast ultrasound can also be ordered as an optional screening exam for women with dense breasts and in follow-up to a normal result screening mammogram.

At Washington Radiology, your ultrasound exam is performed by a caring team of breast experts including board-certified radiologists who are dedicated to breast imaging.  Our staff is warm and welcoming, focused on your comfort and ease. Together with the radiologist, technologist, and medical staff, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care, exceptionally accurate results, and breast health peace of mind.  


Washington, DC
University Medical Building
2141 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
P: 202-223-9722 | F: 202-659-2819
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Chevy Chase, MD
Chase Tower
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 200, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
P: 301-654-4242 | F: 301-907-7414
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Potomac, MD
Park Potomac
12505 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite 120, Potomac, MD 20854
P: 240-223-4700 | F: 240-223-4701
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available
Fairfax, VA
Four Seasons Three
3022 Williams Drive, Suites 104, 200, 204, Fairfax, VA 22031
P: 703-698-8800 | F: 703-573-2318
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Sterling, VA
Lakeside @ Loudoun Tech Center I
21351 Ridgetop Circle, Suites 100, 150, Sterling, VA 20166
P: 571-434-0140 | F: 571-434-0144
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 25 (screening mammograms only)
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., October 2 (screening mammograms only)

Preparing For Your Breast Ultrasound Procedure

Patient peace of mind starts with the right preparation. To obtain the best possible study results, it is important that you follow the instructions below.

During scheduling, a Washington Radiology team member will review with you the preparation instructions specific to your Breast Ultrasound exam. These instructions are repeated here for easy reference.

In addition to the written order from your doctor, please remember to bring to your appointment any prior images or reports from outside Washington Radiology if related to the reason for your visit with us.  

On the day of your exam:

  • Wear a 2-piece outfit—skirt and top or pants and top. You will only need to remove your top and bra.

If you have any follow-up questions about these preparations, please contact the Washington Radiology office where your exam is scheduled and ask to speak with the nurse.