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Ultrasound imaging is a diagnostic medical tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of various structures inside the body. The different types of ultrasound scans help to diagnose and evaluate different parts of the body.
A general ultrasound examination can be performed to evaluate the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys for any abnormalities or signs of disease. It is also useful for assessing the pancreas, checking for inflammation or detecting masses. Additionally, the thyroid, lymph nodes, and male genital tract can be examined using ultrasound to identify any enlargement or abnormalities.
By understanding the different types of ultrasound scans, patients can ensure a smooth and successful examination, allowing for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.
Ultrasound imaging is a versatile diagnostic tool used to evaluate various parts of the body. With no ionizing radiation involved, it provides a safe and non-invasive way to assess different organs and structures.
Breast ultrasound is often used in conjunction with mammography to evaluate breast lumps or abnormalities. It is particularly useful for distinguishing between fluid-filled cysts and solid masses, as well as for guiding the placement of a biopsy needle in cases where a biopsy is needed. It is also useful for imaging the breast tissue of women who have dense breast tissue
While 3D mammography is the gold standard for breast screening, breast ultrasound is an important complement to mammography and can provide additional information for diagnosis and treatment planning. Together, 3D mammography and breast ultrasound can help detect breast cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable.
OB and gynecologic ultrasound
This type of ultrasound evaluates the female reproductive system and the developing fetus during pregnancy. One specific exam that falls under this category is the hysterosonogram, also known as saline infusion sonography.
This exam uses sterile saline to rule out causes for unexplained vaginal bleeding resulting from polyps, fibroids, endometrial atrophy, endometrial adhesions/scarring, masses, or congenital defects. Hysterosonography is also used to investigate the causes of infertility or multiple miscarriages.
Obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasounds are also used to evaluate the uterus and ovaries, monitor fetal growth and anatomy, and diagnose potential concerns during pregnancy.
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Infant ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive imaging technique that allows for a detailed examination of a baby’s internal structures and organs. It utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of the the heart, brain, kidneys, and limbs.
It is commonly used to monitor fetal development during pregnancy, assess the well-being of the baby, and diagnose any potential abnormalities or conditions.
Alexandria Radiology is committed to offering high-quality infant ultrasound services, ensuring the health and well-being of both mothers and babies throughout the journey of pregnancy and beyond.
Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows for the evaluation of blood flow in arteries and veins.
It is commonly used to detect and diagnose conditions such as blockages, narrowing of blood vessels, blood clots, and aneurysms. By utilizing high-frequency sound waves, vascular ultrasound provides real-time images of the blood vessels, helping physicians assess the overall health and functionality of the circulatory system.
This type of ultrasound is particularly valuable in the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases, enabling early detection and intervention for improved patient outcomes. With its safety, accuracy, and efficiency, vascular ultrasound plays a crucial role in the comprehensive diagnostic services provided by Alexandria Radiology.