Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs, including but not limited to the:
Heart and blood vessels including the abdominal aorta and its major branches
Liver | Gallbladder | spleen | Pancreas | Kidneys | Bladder | Eyes | Thyroid and Parathyroid glands
Scrotum (testicles) | Brain in infants | Hips in infants | Spine in infants
Ultrasound is also used for:
Guided procedures such as needle biopsies, in which needles are used to sample cells from an abnormal area for laboratory testing.
Image the breasts and guide biopsy of breast cancer diagnose a variety of heart conditions, including valve problems and congestive heart failure, and to assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound of the heart is commonly called an “echocardiogram” or “echo” for short.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling, and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, non-invasive, and does not use radiation. We are providing the best ULTRASOUND in Illinois | Get an ULTRASOUND imaging Now!
This procedure requires little to no special preparation. Your doctor will instruct you on how to prepare, including whether you should refrain from eating or drinking beforehand. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown. Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.
Ultrasound is used to help physicians evaluate symptoms such as Pain, Swelling, Infection.
Doppler ultrasound images can help the physician to see and evaluate:
- blockages to blood flow (such as clots)
- narrowing of vessels
- tumors and congenital vascular malformations
- reduced or absent blood flow to various organs
- greater than normal blood flow to different areas, which is sometimes seen in infections
With knowledge about the speed and volume of blood flow gained from a Doppler ultrasound image, the physician can often determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure like angioplasty.
- Please leave your valuables at home, including jewelry, to prevent it from being lost or stolen, for they have to be removed prior to entering the scan room.
- Please let us know if you need interpreting services, this can be arranged for you.
- Please bring a list of your current medications.
- If you have claustrophobia, your doctor may prescribe an oral medication for you to take with you for your MRI appointment.
How should I prepare
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.
You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.
Preparation for the procedure will depend on the type of examination you will have. For some scans your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before your appointment. For others you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.
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