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
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.