Ultrasound (US) imaging is a method of obtaining images of internal organs by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. No x-ray is involved in ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is painless and safe. Since ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, it can be safely used to image the growing fetus and mother.
Ultrasound also has a wide application in radiology and is used to image many organs, including the:
- Blood Vessels
- Abdominal Organs
About The Procedure
A hand-held device called a transducer is placed on the patient’s skin. A gel is used to help transmit the sound into the body. The transducer sends the sound waves and receives the reflected sound waves. These signals are then sent to a computer for processing and image construction. These images that are produced can then be displayed on a video monitor or printed on film.
Siemens S1000 Ultrasound System
Our brand new high performance Siemens S1000 Ultrasound System , provides advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities with an intelligent system interface that streamlines ultrasound exams for patients and clinicians. The Siemens S1000 features powerful imaging capabilities supporting a variety of common exams, including vascular, thyroid, and testicular exams.