Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasounds are a common medical service used by many doctors to evaluate people that have symptoms of swelling, pain and infection. Ultrasound imaging can provide doctors with a lot of valuable information that will help them diagnose the cause of these symptoms. This could be a disease or other serious medical condition that can be discovered.

We offer the following types of Ultrasound Imaging:

  • Echocardiography
  • 24 Hour Holter Monitoring
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Arterial Duplex Examinations
  • Venous Duplex Examinations
  • Abdominal Vessel Duplex
  • General Abdominal & Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Small Parts (Thyroid & Scrotal)
  • Obstetrical Ultrasonography
  • Biophysical Profile Examination
  • Gynecological Ultrasonography

A doctor will want their patient to have an ultrasound so they can check on any problems with their body’s blood circulation towards the heart and limbs. This will help the doctor determine what is wrong with their patient, if anything. However, ultrasounds are not always used to diagnose medical problems. They are also used frequently to help prevent health problems as well.

Many people are familiar with ultrasounds being performed on pregnant women. This is how we are able to see the baby while it is inside of the patient. It is a valuable experience for a mother to see their child inside of them, but doctors primarily do ultrasounds to check on the health of the baby.

Obstetricians recommend getting an ultrasound so they can check vitals of the fetus, progression of growth and determine due date. If the image of the baby is clear enough then the baby’s gender can also be identified. The best part is there are no known health risks associated with ultrasounds because there is no radiation or dangerous chemicals used to create the images. It all comes from sound waves, which are harmless to the body. Therefore, never be discouraged to get an ultrasound because it can only help you.

Ultrasound imaging is widely used in the hospital to diagnose different body malfunctions or to scan for cancerous growths. It is also important in the study of body organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, uterus and the unborn child, spleen and more often than not the blood vessels. It is a useful method in the tracing of blood clots in the blood vessels which could lead to serious heart conditions. It is quite amazing that the procedure to check all these organs is painless.

The term “ultrasound” is a pretty familiar word among most people. Another term for an ultrasound is “sonography,” because the process of an ultrasound is similar to how sonar works. The full phrase, ultrasound imaging, refers to an imaging device that uses high frequency sound waves and echoes to create a visual image of the inside of a person’s body. This works primarily on softer tissues of the body, like muscles and internal organs. This technology is very similar to the sonar abilities of certain organisms, like bats, whales and dolphins. Their sonar allows them to listen to the echoes of objects that are near them and this creates a visualization of the objects for them to identify. An ultrasound device is nothing more than an external sonar device that identifies activity inside the human body.

 

 Our Ultrasound Imaging services will produce very clear images which aid in the study of your body’s organs.