Ultrasound produces images of soft tissue and organs in the body by using sound waves that generate a real-time image. Ultrasound can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of conditions, enabling your radiologist to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. Ultrasound uses a transducer (wand-shaped device) that directs high-frequency sound waves into the body when it is gently pressed against the skin. These sound waves echo back, and the transducer electronically converts the reflected waves into very precise images. Ionizing radiation (X-ray) is not used in ultrasound making it a safe alternative for imaging pregnant women.
Doppler Vascular Ultrasound
A Doppler Vascular Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of blood flow through various vessels in the body. It’s commonly used to image the carotid artery in the neck, or arteries and veins in the arms, legs and abdomen. Also, this technology can be used to detect diseased vessels and identify a wide variety of changing conditions.
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