Ultrasound imaging (also called ultrasound scanning or sonography) involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. An ultrasound scan does not use ionizing radiation (x-ray).
Imaging Specialists offers the most advanced technology in ultrasound scans.
Ultrasound imaging adds the additional dimension of motion. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
The advantages of advanced ultrasound include:
- Real time, high resolution images
- Increased image penetration
- Greater detailed visualization
- Reduced exam times
Fetal ultrasound plays an important role in the care of pregnant women. It provides a safe and effective way to check a baby’s health and development during pregnancy.
Our pregnancy ultrasound devices offer exceptional detail in imaging the fetus, allowing families to view their unborn child’s movements inside the uterus. Our physicians have the ability to evaluate the movement of the fetuses aiding in the detection of fetal abnormalities.
The primary use of breast ultrasound today is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on mammography.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging can help to determine if an abnormality is solid (which may be a non-cancerous lump of tissue or a cancerous tumor) or fluid-filled (such as a benign cyst). Ultrasound can also aid in biopsies.