ULTRASOUND

 

NMAC NOW PROVIDES ULTRASOUND SERVICES!

Convenience is a top priority when it comes to your health!
Get your Ultrasound referrals sent to Northshore Medical.

 
 
 
 

About our UltraSound Machine

An ultrasound is a safe and painless way to see inside your body. Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.

Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation. For this reason, it’s the preferred method for viewing a developing fetus during pregnancy.

Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you’re having pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. An ultrasound can provide a view of the:

 

Abdomen – IVC, AO, liver, kidney, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen

Vascular – aorta, carotid artery

Pelvic – ovaries, uterus, endometrial

Renal

Bladder & Prostate

Leg Doppler

Thyroid – lobes, isthmus

Testicular – testes, scrotal

Obstetrics

Soft tissue – lumps, bumps

Breast

Eyes

Blood vessels

Scrotal

Transvaginal

Joints

Soft Tissue

Venous Doppler

Arterial Doppler

Carotid

and so much more...

 

Why it's done?

Ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to:

View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby's health

Diagnose gallbladder disease

Evaluate blood flow

Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment

Examine a breast lump

Check your thyroid gland

Detect genital and prostate problems

Assess joint inflammation (synovitis)

Evaluate metabolic bone disease