A General Body Ultrasound Exam is a safe and painless procedure which produces pictures of the inside of the body (neck, abdomen, pelvis) using sound waves to create an image, without any radiation.
While PINK Breast Center primarily uses ultrasound to supplement mammograms and to aid in breast biopsies, our technologists are also trained and qualified in body ultrasound. You can schedule your ultrasound appointment in the same comfortable, relaxed setting as you get your annual mammograms.
You will need a prescription from your doctor for a specific body ultrasound. While breast care does not require a prescription, PINK cannot perform general body ultrasounds without a prescription defining the concern to be addressed.
A body exam produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves, without ionizing radiation or pain. Ultrasound imaging involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin, which can feel cold. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.