We are proud of the incredible imaging technology our facility has to offer. One of these tools is ultrasound imaging or sonography. Ultrasound is a safe and painless imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of your internal anatomy.The image is captured in real-time on a computer, so the movement of internal organs and their structures can be seen.
Ultrasounds are helpful in monitoring internal organs including the blood vessels, reproductive organs, gallbladder, spleen, bladder, and thyroid to name a few.
Unlike X-ray imaging, there is no ionizing radiation exposure associated with ultrasound imaging. In an ultrasound exam, a transducer (probe) is placed directly on the skin or inside a body opening. A thin layer of gel is applied to the skin so that the ultrasound waves are transmitted from the transducer through the gel into the body.
The ultrasound image is produced based on the reflection of the waves off of the body structures. The strength (amplitude) of the sound signal and the time it takes for the wave to travel through the body provide the information necessary to produce an image.
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