Ultrasound is a painless test used to examine different organs in the body. Ultrasound machines generate high-frequency sound waves that are pointed to a specific area using a hand-held device called a transducer. The waves bounce off the subject area and are picked up by the transducer. The computer then processes the waves into images.
The Benefits of an Ultrasound are:
- Real time visualization of cysts, tumors and stones
- Detects enlarged kidneys, liver, and pancreatic structures, abnormal gallbladder and gallstones, and thyroid masses
- Detects gynecological abnormalities (enlargement of ovaries and/or uterus)
- Excellent for detecting blood clots in veins of the legs
- Useful for detecting or narrowing or blockage of arteries in the neck
What to Expect
Clothing must be removed from the area to be tested. The technologist will apply a special gel onto the transducer to improve the images and will move the transducer over the body area being imaged.
Some of the most common types of ultrasounds we provide are:
- Vascular Ultrasound (Carotid, Arterial and Venous Duplex)
- Abdominal Ultrasound (Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder, Aorta, Spleen and Kidneys)
- Pelvic Ultrasound (Bladder, Uterus and Ovaries)
- Small Parts Ultrasound (Thyroid and Testicles)