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Diagnostic & Preventative Ultrasound
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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around the front part of the neck just below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid makes hormones that control the body’s metabolism. The hormones produced by the thyroid have an effect on body temperature, digestive and heart functions, and other body processes.
Thyroid Ultrasound is an effective tool that takes less than 30 minutes to assist in the diagnosis of thyroid disease.
Upper or Lower Extremity Arterial Ultrasound
An average of 1 in 20 people over the age of 50, or as many as 10 million Americans, suffer from peripheral arterial disease. This disease is caused by atherosclerosis, the hardening of arteries. The slow process of plaque buildup on the artery walls over time causes a narrowing of the vessel walls, decreasing the blood flow to the muscles in the legs. A simple Arterial Duplex Ultrasound will detect this plaque in its early stages and prevent further damage.
Peripheral vascular disease, if undetected, may lead to gangrene and ultimately amputation or death. The Upper or Lower Extremity Arterial Ultrasound is a noninvasive, simple 30-minute exam that can prevent this.
Abdominal Ultrasound provides real-time images of the major organs of the body. Abdominal Ultrasound may be used to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms, renal masses, gallstones, pancreatic masses, liver disease, splenic infections or common bile duct obstructions.
An Abdominal Ultrasound takes 30 minutes and must be performed on a fasting patient. Patients should not eat or drink 6-8 hours before the exam.
A Pelvic Ultrasound is an efficient and cost-effective way to assess the pelvic organs, which include the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Doppler is also performed in a Pelvic Ultrasound to show blood flow to the major reproductive organs. During a Pelvic Ultrasound, the bladder is also visualized.
Pelvic Ultrasound utilizes real-time imaging and color Doppler to rule out pelvic disease or abnormalities. The exam takes 30 minutes to perform and is best done with the patient prepped with a full bladder.
Upper or Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound
The Upper or Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound is a diagnostic test used to check the circulation in the large veins in the legs or the arms. This exam shows any blockage in the veins by a blood clot or thrombus with compression of the veins. It can also help to diagnose venous insufficiency in the legs which can cause varicose veins.
Venous Ultrasound uses real time imaging and color Doppler to evaluate the venous system. It takes less than 30 minutes and there is no patient preparation required for a venous ultrasound.
The scrotum contains the male reproductive organs consisting of the vas deferens, epididymis, pampiniform plexus, spermatic cord, and the testicles. Ultrasound is the gold standard for examining the testicles with real-time imaging.
Scrotal Ultrasound is an efficient and effective way to examine the scrotal contents. The exam takes 30 minutes and monitors the venous and arterial blood flow. Gray scale ultrasound imaging identifies testicular disease or malformations.
Cardiac ( Echo) Ultrasound Screening
An Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that tests its beating, pumping, and blood flow. Echocardiograms are a wonderful tool for you and your patient and can be used in the diagnosis of valvular stenosis or sclerosis, valvular regurgitation, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy and pericardial effusion.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Ultrasound is a safe, effective tool that can be used to prevent heart disease for your practice.
* Ultrasound ( Abdomen, Gallbladder, Aorta ): No food or drink 6 hours prior to exam.
* Ultrasound ( Pelvic, Bladder, Renal, Prostate): Drink 16-32 ounces of fluid to be completed one hour before your exam to fill your bladder. Do not empty your bladder before your exam.
Carotid Ultrasound is the most common test for diagnosing carotid artery disease. Each year, over 960,000 people in the United States die from heart disease or stroke. Most people who have strokes over age 65 are male. Stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States and a leading disabler of older Americans. The Carotid Ultrasound is a simple exam that may be performed in 30 minutes in your office and could save years on your patients’ lives.
Our Sonographer performs the ultrasound scan and notes any findings outside of normal limits. Measurements (if applies) will be taken and noted in a report so the patient can follow up with their health care provider.
Sonographers do not have the authority to diagnose and that is why we give you the option to have your scan read by a Licensed Radiologist. The final report will go right to your health care provider for follow up and/or treatment. The fee to have your ultrasound scan sent and read by the Licensed Radiologist is $ 40.00.