What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is one of the least invasive and most widely used diagnostic medical tools available. Compared to other procedures, an ultrasound study generally involves no discomfort and requires very little patient preparation. Ultrasound transmits safe, non-invasive, ultra-high frequency sound waves and creates an image from the resulting echoes. These images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Unlike X-ray, ultrasound does not require the use of radiation, and it does not focus on bone structures. Rather, ultrasound is used to study internal organs, such as the heart, liver, uterus, ovaries, blood vessels, and other soft tissue structures.
What Can You Expect During Your Ultrasound?
During your ultrasound exam, our Sonographer will position you on an exam table, apply a topical gel to the skin (this helps to improve the quality of the images), and run the ultrasound probe several times over the area to be examined. Depending on the type of study being performed, you may be required to remain motionless, change positions, and/or hold your breath.
Who Performs Your Ultrasound?
The person who will perform your exam is a medical professional known as a Sonographer. Our Sonographers are some of the most highly trained and experienced professionals in their field. Each Sonographer is certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
What is an abdominal ultrasound?
Abdominal ultrasound is used to check the major organs in the abdominal cavity. These organs include the gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen. Ultrasounds are safe and painless.
What is a kidney ultrasound?
A kidney ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at your kidneys. It can check the size, shape, and location of your kidneys. It also shows how well blood is flowing to your kidneys.
What Is a Pelvic Ultrasound?
A pelvic ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to make pictures of the organs inside your pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound is used to view the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, and bladder.
What is a testicular ultrasound?
A testicular ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses sound to produce images of the testicles and the surrounding tissues in your scrotum.
What is a thyroid ultrasound?
The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck. It looks sort of like a butterfly or a bow tie. The thyroid is important in many ways for keeping your body healthy.
Venous ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the veins in the body. Another common name used is “Doppler.” The most common reason for a venous ultrasound or Doppler is to search for blood clots,
The carotid arteries are major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain, neck, and face. There are two carotid arteries, one on the right and one on the left.