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Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate real-time images of organs and structures within the body, valuable in identifying a variety of diseases and conditions. A medical professional can then examine the images and make a diagnosis or recommend proper treatment for any issues that are detected.

Ultrasound has a wide application in radiology and is used to image many structures, including:

  • Abdominal and Urinary
  • Gynecological or Pelvic
  • Soft Tissue & Small Parts
  • Vascular – Carotid and Abdominal

Abdominal ultrasounds are used to assess organ structures within the abdomen including the gallbladder, kidneys, liver and spleen. Ultrasounds of the abdomen can also evaluate blood flow in organs. Urinary ultrasounds assess the kidneys and bladder.

Pelvic ultrasounds are used to assist with fertility and overall health of the uterus, ovaries and surrounding areas. Images can be captured in two different ways: trans-abdominally (through the abdomen) and trans-vaginally (through the vaginal canal). Depending on the condition being assessed, either one or both of these methods can be used.

Small part ultrasounds are commonly used to assess the scrotum/testes, thyroid, salivary glands, lymph nodes and hernias. Soft tissue ultrasounds are used to assess lumps, bumps or masses in soft tissues anywhere on the body. These masses are right beneath the skin and may contain fat, fluid, blood or other tissues.

Vascular ultrasounds use Doppler technology to assess the blood flow in arteries and veins. Doppler ultrasounds produce a heartbeat-like sound and allow the technologist to identify blockages and other conditions. Carotid ultrasounds are important tests that can detect narrowing (also known as stenosis) of the carotid arteries. Vascular ultrasounds can be used to assess the blood flow in abdominal organs such as the liver and kidneys.

Our Staff

Our highly trained staff of registered ultrasound technologists will perform your ultrasound. Following your scan, our NS board-certified Radiologists will analyze your ultrasound and prepare a detailed report.

This diagnostic report will be sent to your referring physician and treating clincians for consultation and review. Your physician will discuss both diagnostic and pathologic assessment findings and the next steps with you.

About the Procedure

Ultrasound imaging involves the use of a small hand-held transducer (probe) and gel that is placed on the patient’s skin. The probe transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body and receives sound waves reflected off organs and other structures. The reflected signals are sent to a computer to process.

Ultrasound visual images are produced and displayed, showing the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays) and has no known harmful effects. Ultrasound is painless and safe.

Advanced Technology

The ACUSON Sequoia™ is arguably the most popular ultrasound system Siemens has ever created. In image quality, color sensitivity and advanced imaging modes, ACUSON Sequoia is an industry benchmark. The ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system uses BioAcoustic imaging to reduce the effects of ultrasound variability between users, patients and technology delivering greater clinical insights. The ACUSON Sequoia system’s powerful architecture includes InTune Pulser and InFocus Imaging Technology that transmits and receives signals with 10x higher acoustic fidelity and offers 3x more sensitivity. Next generation transducers are specifically designed to produce optimal acoustics for each clinical use. With its industry leading performance and patient-centered approach, the ACUSON Sequoia system enables healthcare professionals to access the clinical information needed for personalized precision medicine.

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