Breast Ultrasound Screening

What is a breast ultrasound?

Breast ultrasound is an examination of the breast tissue using high frequency sound waves to produce images of the breast.

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Difference from a 2D mammogram?

If a lump is felt in your breast, an ultrasound can help to distinguish fluid-filled lumps from solid lumps that may be cancerous or benign. It also helps determine the location and size of the lump. If your doctor discovers a lump, a sample of tissue fluid needs to be removed from the lump (by an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy) and tested in a lab.

Because a breast ultrasound doesn’t require radiation, it doesn’t pose any risks.

When to consider ultrasound for breast screening
Other than being used to determine the nature of a breast abnormality, a breast ultrasound may also be performed on women who should avoid radiation.

Consider a breast ultrasound if you fall in any of the below categories:

  • Women under age 25
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women for are breast-feeding
  • Women with silicone breast implants
  • Have particularly dense breast tissue

If the ultrasound does not identify a lump that you or your doctor can feel, then other tests, such as mammography or MRI may be required to examine the breast. 

It is so important to take control of your health, and by knowing your risk and the screening options available- it’s one step closer to changing your future! Be in control and don’t be afraid to ask questions and bang on doors if you feel like something’s not right. Talk to your healthcare provider during your next screening and discuss what screening options are most suitable for you. 

Our fee covers the cost of the sonographer, the Radiologist, admin staff, the equipment, operating expenses, and office expenses. See the Breast Ultrasound pricing in the list below.

A referral from your family doctor is NOT required

Preventative Screening Pricing

Paying the medical cost before the time of service can mean significant savings to you. Medical costs can vary for each individual, depending on the type of procedure you have, your insurance benefit coverage and deductible.

If you have insurance coverage, and you select a cash pay price, Sacramento Imaging does not bill the insurance for these services.

  • Breast Ultrasound – Unilateral, Single Quadrant $150
  • Breast Ultrasound – Bilateral $220

Prior to your appointment, please email or fax any relevant previous test results to hello@sacimaging.com or fax to us at (916) 877-7693.

This fee covers the cost of the sonographer, the Radiologist, admin staff, the equipment, operating expenses, and office expenses.

To make an appointment, please call 916-905-5363 (Mon-Fri), send an email to hello@sacimaging.com or submit a request through our Contact Us page.

Know your risk. Change your future.

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X-Ray Pricing

To help you make the best financial decision about your medical costs, Sacramento Imaging offers a cash pay price in all diagnostic ultrasound scans. The cash pay price is the price you pay in full before a medical procedure.

Note: The cash pay price does not include physician fees; they are additional.*

Paying the medical cost before the time of service can mean significant savings to you. Medical costs can vary for each individual, depending on the type of procedure you have, your insurance benefit coverage and deductible. If you have insurance coverage, and you select a cash pay price, Sacramento Imaging does not bill the insurance for these services.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Cash Pricing

Paying the medical cost before the time of service can mean significant savings to you. Medical costs can vary for each individual, depending on the type of procedure you have, your insurance benefit coverage and deductible.

If you have insurance coverage, and you select a cash pay price, Sacramento Imaging does not bill the insurance for these services.

  • AAA Evaluation $150
  • ABI Complete $170
  • ABI Limited $110
  • Abdomen Ultrasound – Complete $220
  • Abdomen Ultrasound – Limited $150
  • Appendix Ultrasound – Complete $150
  • Abdominal Aorta Doppler $220
  • Breast Ultrasound – Unilateral, Single Quadrant $150
  • Breast Ultrasound – Bilateral $220
  • Echocardiogram $275
  • EKG – 12 Lead $75
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex – Bilateral $220
  • Lower Extremity Venous Doppler – Bilateral $220
  • OB Ultrasound – Biophysical Profile w/Biometry $220
  • OB Ultrasound – Early OB <13 Weeks $220
  • OB Ultrasound – Fetal Survey 18< Weeks $220
  • Pelvic Ultrasound – Transabdominal and Transvaginal $280
  • Pelvic Ultrasound – Transabdominal Only $220
  • Renal w/Bladder Ultrasound – Complete $220
  • Renal Doppler $220
  • Soft Tissue Ultrasound – Single Primary Location $150
  • Testicular Ultrasound $220
  • Testicular Ultrasound w/Hernia Check, Inguinal Canal and/or Hesselbach’s Triangle $220
  • Thyroid Ultrasound- Complete Including Surrounding Neck Soft Tissue $220
  • Unilateral Vascular $180
  • Upper Extremity Arterial Duplex – Bilateral $220
  • Upper Extremity Venous Doppler, Bilateral $220

We Are Open!

~ We will be limiting our schedule to no more than 8 patients per day. This allows time for us to see patients, have them go to the bathroom, clean the room & waiting area, etc.

~ Due to the Sacramento County Social Distancing Protocol patients are only allowed 5 ADULT VISITORS (Guests) at this time. Children are counted as a guest as well. Children are welcomed if they are supervised by another adult.

~ Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

~ If you arrive early and see another family/patient in the waiting area, please wait in the hallway until they exit. The waiting room is small and having many people in there at once would go against social distancing protocol/patient & staff safety.

~ Please use the hand sanitizer at the front desk when entering the waiting room.

~ In order to ensure the safety of staff and other patients, it is important for patients and visitors to be wearing masks.

CANCELLATION POLICY. If you will not be able to appear for your scheduled appointment, you must notify Sacramento Imaging 24 hours prior to your appointment time. If you miss or cancel your appointment without giving the appropriate 24-hour notice, Sacramento Imaging may charge you a $25.00 cancellation fee.