General diagnostic ultrasound is used by all radiologists to obtain diagnostic and function information related to organs in your body. In an ultrasound procedure, high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are transmitted to tissues or organs and make echoes.
The echo patterns — interpreted by a computer — create a visual image (sonogram) of the tissues and organs under examination. Most ultrasound images are obtained by gently pressing and rolling a handheld transducer (probe) over areas of the body with a warm gel utilized to improve sound wave propagation.
Here are some areas where Ultrasound is used
The Ultrasound Department performs a variety of routine and specialized sonographic procedures. In addition to the full range of standard procedures, the department offers exams such as image-guided biopsy procedures, endovaginal examinations. No ionizing radiation is employed. Therefore, the technology is safe and is frequently used in pregnancy and children.