Ultrasonography allows for diagnosing pathologies and abnormalities by utilizing sound waves, instead of x-rays, to image the body’s organs.
All ultrasound exams are performed by a registered technologist. Listed below are some of the most common ultrasounds performed at our facility.
Workng together together with mammography we provide the utmost care in determining whether an abnormality in one’s breast is a benign cyst or a solid mass. This assists in follow-up care of any abnormalities found on a mammogram or that are palpable to the patient and/or physician.
Venous Doppler Ultrasound: This study is also performed at our facility. These studies identify DVTs (deep venous thrombosis) or clots and any other vascular strictures or abnormalities.
Abdomen/Pelvis Sonograms: This study can identify any disease or abnormalities of the organs in the abdomen and/or pelvis. Some common abnormalities identified are kidney stones, gallstones, fibroids and many other atypical structures or findings which allow for better and faster care from your physician. Abdomen and Pelvis Ultrasounds are typically fasting studies or follow a pre-determined prep.
This exam can detect nodules, masses, or other variances within and around the gland. The ultrasound of the thyroid also provides an excellent, non-invasive manner to determine the size and structure of the thyroid allowing for diagnosis of thyroid disease.
This is a non-invasive exam used to visualize a person’s carotid arteries to determine if there is any stenosis or blockages. This is a very common study that helps assess one’s blood flow through the large arteries that run from the heart through the neck to the brain.
Ultrasound of the kidneys along with the ureters and bladder help determine any pathologies, abnormalities, cysts, or masses of the kidneys and surrounding organs.
Soft Tissue Ultrasounds:
Ultrasounds can be done on practically any region of the body for various reasons, most commonly a palpable lump. This study assists the physician with determining the aetiology of the palpable mass.