Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month falls in October to raise awareness of the many uses of ultrasound throughout the medical field. At ImageCare Radiology, our expert team provides an ultrasound procedure to detect pregnancy, tumors, and many abnormalities within your body, including:
- Internal organs (spleen, liver, pancreas)
- Arteries and veins
- Reproductive organs
- Skin and muscles on the arms and legs
- Uterine fibroids
Additionally, ultrasounds can be used as a guidance tool when performing a biopsy.
When Should You Schedule an Ultrasound?
Since there are many different medical uses for ultrasound, the need for this procedure will vary depending on your condition. If you are under the age of 30 and feel a breast lump, immediately call ImageCare Radiology and schedule an ultrasound. If you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you should schedule regular ultrasound appointments to monitor your body after a removal procedure.
If you experience a TIA (transient ischemic attack), which is a spontaneous mini-stroke, you will need an ultrasound for your arteries. A TIA requires immediate medical attention which is monitored through ultrasound by checking if there are clogged or blocked arteries. Venous ultrasounds are used to detect if blood clots are present, especially in the legs. If you experience swelling, warmth, redness, tenderness, or pain in a part of your body, call ImageCare Radiology for a venous ultrasound. If you experience frequent menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, or bulging in the pelvic region, you should be checked for uterine fibroids. This procedure is detected through an ultrasound. If you experience any of the above symptoms, call ImageCare Radiology to schedule your appointment.
Medical ultrasound procedures are noninvasive and painless and provide you and your doctor with diagnoses so your medical conditions can be further addressed and taken care of. Contact the specialists at ImageCare Radiology to schedule your ultrasound appointment and to learn more about our services.