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Breast Ultrasound

What is Breast Ultrasound?

A Breast Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to create an image of the tissues inside your breast. Used in conjunction with a Mammogram, a Breast Ultrasound identifies the composition of a lump in the breast to determine whether it is a cyst (fluid filled) or a solid mass. Mammography alone cannot differentiate between a cystic mass and a solid mass. That is why physicians often recommend a Breast Ultrasound as a follow-up to a Mammogram when a mass is discovered.

Common Questions

  • Why would my physician recommend a Breast Ultrasound?

    If a lump is found during a self-examination, physical or Mammogram, a Breast Ultrasound will help determine whether the lump is a cyst (filled with fluid) or solid. If there is a finding on the Mammogram that needs further investigation, the Radiologist will request an Ultrasound. Breast Ultrasound is also the preferred imaging procedure if you are under 30, breastfeeding or pregnant, due to the increased density of breast tissue and radiation exposure.

  • What should I expect during a Breast Ultrasound?

    If this is your first Ultrasound, you may not be sure what to expect. Not to worry, we are here to guide you every step of the way. During a Breast Ultrasound, warm gel is placed over the area to be tested and a probe is gently passed back and forth on your skin over the area to pick up sound waves, which are converted into an image on a screen.

  • How do I schedule a Breast Ultrasound with Fairfax Radiology?

    Contact our Scheduling Department for an appointment:

    Phone: 703.698.4488 Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm

    Fax: 703.698.0864

    Or click here to make an appointment request

    Please have your written physician order and your insurance card in hand when making your appointment.

  • When are appointments offered for Breast Ultrasounds?

    For your convenience, appointments are available mornings, afternoons and weekends at the locations listed below. Learn more about each location.

  • Can I bring my children to my imaging appointment?

    All imaging procedures require that only the patient remain in the room during the exam. Because the patient requires our full attention, we cannot provide supervision for any accompanying children. If you wish to bring your children, you must arrange for another adult to supervise your children during your procedure. Families of Obstetrical patients will be allowed in the room for a limited period of time, but only when an adult accompanies the minor children.

Ellie S. Kwak, M.D.

Ellie S. Kwak, M.D.

Joined Practice:
Breast Imaging
Ultrasound
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Ellie S. Kwak, M.D.

Joined Practice:
Breast Imaging
Ultrasound
Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine
Completed 2012

Internship

Steward Carney Hospital
Completed 2013

Residency

Columbia University
Completed 2017

Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Breast Imaging
Completed 2018

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
2013

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Radiological Society of North America
New York Roentgen Ray Society
Society of Breast Imaging
American Roentgen Ray Society

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Available at the following locations

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Fairfax

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Fairfax

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Tel
703.698.4455
Fax
703.205.9884
Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Loudoun

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Loudoun

Peterson Family Breast Center

19465 Deerfield Avenue
Suite 105
Lansdowne, VA 20176

Tel
703.788.8426
Fax
571.382.6587
Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Reston-Herndon

Fairfax Radiology Breast Center of Reston-Herndon

106 Elden Street
Suite 16
Herndon, VA 20170
United States

Tel
703.481.3939
Fax
703.796.1103
Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage / Radiology Imaging Associates

8926 Woodyard Road
Suites 301, 401 & 502
Clinton, MD 20735
United States

Tel
301.856.3670
Fax
301.868.0129
Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent / Radiology Imaging Associates

230 W. Dares Beach Road
Suites 100 & 106
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States

Tel
301.855.9754
Fax
301.855.1367
Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke / Radiology Imaging Associates

11335 Pembrooke Square Medical Center
Suites 101, 104, 114 & 116
Waldorf, MD 20603
United States

Tel
301.870.8434
Fax
301.870.5327
Fairfax Radiology Center of Centreville

Fairfax Radiology Center of Centreville

6211 Centreville Road
Suite 400
Centreville, VA 20121
United States

Tel
703.204.4411
Fax
703.961.8318
Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

4 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Sterling, VA 20165
United States

Tel
703.450.5800
Fax
703.450.0495