Ultrasound is an imaging tool which is used to get the pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound is a painless procedure which is safe to perform. It is also known as Sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to examine the internal organs. Ultrasound imaging at the center for diagnostic imaging Miami involves a probe, which is known as a transducer and a gel which is directly placed on the skin, the gel is moved in different directions with the help of the transducer and images are obtained on the computer screen. Unlike X-rays, It doesn’t use ionizing rays which means there is no radiation exposure to the patient.
It is a noninvasive procedure which helps to evaluate the blood flow as well as the movement of the internal organs.
With the advancement in technology, 3-D ultrasound, and Doppler ultrasound are also available.
Through 3-D ultrasound, 3-D images can be obtained which helps to evaluate the situation better and helps the physician to plan an optimum treatment plan. It provides a better picture to see blood flow through various veins.
Why Do Doctors Advise Ultrasound?
It is advised to patients who complain about
- Pain in the abdomen area
- To check for swelling in internal organs
- To check for a possible infection in internal organs
- To check the growth of a fetus
How Is Ultrasound Performed?
If it is pelvic ultrasound, the patient is asked to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water and is asked to not urinate before the procedure. To project and receive the sound wave and their echoes, a transducer is used. The gel is used on the part which needs to be examined so that sound waves do not get distorted.
The quality of the image depends upon various factors; like
- How easily sound waves are able to penetrate
- It is difficult to penetrate through the bones
- Presence of gas in the organ which is under detection affects the quality of the image
- A poor technician can alter the results due to his inefficiency of using the equipment.
The test plays a vital role in detecting various ailments in the body. It does not emit ionizing rays, hence is used to monitor the growth of the fetus. Imaging center Miami uses well-versed technicians and has world-class facilities under one roof.