Breast Ultrasound Certification

Sample Test Questions

Category: Anatomy

The hilum of a normal lymph node is usually:

  1. Hypoechoic
  2. Hyperechoic
  3. Isoechoic
  4. Not visible sonographically

Category: Physics


  1. Improves lateral resolution
  2. Improves axial resolution
  3. Increases beam width in the focal region
  4. Shortens pulse length

Category: Scanning Techniques

Ultrasound Exam: Scanning Techniques Figure

When scanning the breast, the transducer may be moved in a direction parallel to the long axis of the foot plate. This "skiing" motion will cause the image of a lesion visualized in the breast to:

  1. Appear and disappear at a given point on the screen
  2. Move from left to right or right to left across the screen at a constant depth
  3. Appear at a deep position on the screen and disappear at a superficial position on the screen
  4. Move diagonally across the screen

Category: Anatomy

Ultrasound Exam: Anatomy Figure

In this breast ultrasound image, the arrow indicates:

  1. Cooper's ligament
  2. Breast parenchyma
  3. A vessel or dilated lymphatic
  4. Scanning artifact