Ultrasound is a non-invasive, diagnostic imaging technique used to visualize internal abdominal and pelvic organs, vessels, and superficial structures for possible pathology or lesions without the use of ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound is a safe, painless diagnostic procedure that uses high frequency sound waves and echoes to visualize internal organs and superficial structures. It uses the same echo-locating principles of sonar technology employed for decades by ships at sea. The echoes are reconstructed by sophisticated computer software into live images on the computer monitor.
Ultrasound is considered extremely safe and has become the diagnostic tool of choice to examine the well-being of a fetus during pregnancy and imaging of young children.
GCM Radiologists review every study with our technologists and are available to discuss findings with our patients upon request. Immediate interpretations and reports will be called and fax to the referring physician upon request as well. Our ultrasound facilities use high-resolution equipment, featuring standard and color Doppler capability. Most ultrasound exams are performed with a hand-held transducer and placed on the patient’s skin. Ultrasounds are available at both our Outpatient Imaging Centers and affiliated Hospitals. Below are common ultrasound studies available.
- Obstetrical Ultrasound
- Abdomen, Pelvic or Renal Ultrasound
- Neck or Thyroid Sonogram
- Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
- Venous Doppler Ultrasound
- Aorta Doppler Ultrasound
- Breast Ultrasound
- Prostate Ultrasound
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