Ultrasound US (or sonogram) uses a computer and high-frequency sound waves to create images that are captured in real-time. It is convenient, painless, non-invasive, and yield quick results. Common uses for ultrasounds include:
- 1. Diagnosing heart disease and/or assess damage following a heart attack
- 2. Guiding needle biopsies
- 3. Assessing blood flow
- 4. Evaluating internal organ function
- 5. Assessing swelling, pain and infection
These exams include 3D ultrasounds, contrast-enhanced ultrasounds, echoencephalography, and pulsed and color Doppler ultrasounds of the abdominal and peripheral arterial and venous systems.
We, at EDC, provide high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound exams for the following areas: Abdomen, Pelvis (e.g. obstetrical ultrasound), Neck, Breast, Scrotum, Extremities, Prostate, Carotid arteries, Testicles/scrotum, Thyroid, and Musculoskeletal system.
An abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen. This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. It allows quick visualization of the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs.
Pelvic ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to form pictures of your organs. It can help assess pain or other symptoms within your pelvis (area between your hipbones). In pregnant women, it is used to check the health of the fetus (unborn baby). There are no known risks of diagnostic ultrasound.
Ultrasound is useful in diagnostic breast lumps and detecting early tumors.
Muscle & Tendons
Ultrasound can be used to evaluate abnormalities of the muscle and tendons.
Color Doppler US
The examination of the vascular system using color Doppler allows accurate assessment of the blood vessels, circulation and conditions, such as atherosclerosis and venous thrombosis.
Examines a fetus throughout pregnancy. An ultrasound can evaluate fetus viability miscarriages, as well as screen for markers for Down Syndrome. 3D/4D Ultra sounds are available.