Ultrasounds

Ultrasound Services

 
General     Vascular    EchoCardiogram 
Abdomen Pelvic  Axillary  Arterial Hepatic   2-D Echo
Thyroid  Complete OB  Gallbladder  Venous  Renal   
Abdominal Aorta BBP  Liver  Carotid Mesentreric   
Extremity Testicular  Breast  Doppler Aorta Portal Vein   
Kidney  Prostate    Abdominal Doppler  Pseudoaneurysm   

What is Ultrasound?

 
Ultrasound, also known as ultrasound scanning, sonography and ultrasound imaging, refers to the method of obtaining images of the body through the use of high frequency sound waves. No radiation is involved. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded. reconstructed by a computer, and displayed as a real-time visual image. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, fetal development, and blood flowing through the blood vessels.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

 
Probably the most common use for Ultrasound IS to obtain Images to examine the fetus during pregnancy. However. Ultrasound is also an effective tool for physicians to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical conditions. It can be used to diagnose symptoms such as pain, swelling, infection and can also be very valuable in monitoring blood flow. diagnosing blood clots and narrowing of the arteries. Ultrasound is also helpful in guiding needle biopsies of the breast, thyroid, and other areas during procedures to extract cells from abnormal or questionable areas, as well as to discover abnormalities in organs, and detect narrowed arteries, clotted veins, or growths such as tumors and cysts.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

 
You should wear clothing that is comfortable, loose-fitting and easy to change. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Remove any jewelry that is on the area to be examined. You may be asked not to eat or drink for several hours prior to your procedure. We will give you instructions when you make your appointment. You may take any prescriptions medications as usual unless otherwise instructed.

How is the procedure performed?

 
You will be positioned on a table in the examination room and the technician will apply some gel to your skin on the area to be examined. After the gel is applied the technician will use a transducer to press against the area and move it across the entire area until they can capture the desired images.

What will I experience during the procedure?

 
You may experience some discomfort from the pressure applied to the area if it is tender, but the procedure should not be painful.