What is an ultrasound?
Sometimes called sonography, ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to create pictures of organs, veins, and arteries, or an unborn baby. During an ultrasound procedure, our ultrasound technologists will scan a microphone-like instrument called a transducer over the skin, where it sends sound waves into the body.
The sound waves bounce off of tissue and reflect back to the transducer, where they are recorded and displayed as real-time images.
Ultrasounds are commonly used during pregnancy to monitor the growth and development of a baby. They are also used to evaluate the body’s circulatory system by helping to monitor blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body.
This can help physicians locate abnormalities in various organs, narrowed arteries, clotted veins, or growths such as tumors or cysts.
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How is the ultrasound test performed?
The test is done in the ultrasound or radiology department. Unlike an x-ray or CT scan, this test does not use ionizing radiation. You will lie down for the test. Most procedures take 30 minutes to an hour.
An ultrasound technologist will apply a clear, water-based gel to the skin. The gel helps with the transmission of sound waves.
A handheld probe called a transducer moves over the area, recording the image. You may need to change positions to enable examination of other areas.
An ultrasound machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures. A computer receives the waves and uses them to create a picture.
What are the different types of ultrasound tests?
Multiple types of ultrasound tests can help in different parts of the body. Lee Health Imaging technologist can to pinpoint which specific ultrasound test you will need from your doctor.
- Ultrasound pregnancy
- Duplex ultrasound
- Pelvic ultrasound - abdominal
- Doppler ultrasound exam of an arm or leg
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Breast biopsy - ultrasound
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Breast ultrasound
- Eye and orbit ultrasound
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