ImageCare offers the most reliable ultrasound in Vernon, NJ, provided with care and attention to your specific needs. Choosing a diagnostic imaging center is one of the most important decisions you can make for your ultrasound procedure or echocardiogram. As the most cost-effective medical imaging center, ImageCare welcomes patients to get the imaging services they need.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to look at the internal organs of the body. A special instrument, called a transducer, has tiny crystals inside that, when excited by an electrical current, emit sound waves above the audible range of sound. The sound waves are sent into the body and bounce off internal organs. The transducer then picks up these rebounding sound waves and, with the aid of a computer, displays the returning sound waves as a picture representing the organ(s) of interest.
An ultrasound can look at solid internal organs (pancreas, spleen, liver), reproductive organs, thyroid, unborn babies, arteries, and veins, and can even image the skin and muscles on the arms and legs. Ultrasound is also used as a guidance tool, with the technologist showing the doctor the exact location of an organ for biopsy with a needle.
If you are wondering what an ultrasound is used for, you have come to the right place. During your scheduled ultrasound procedure at ImageCare Vernon, your internal organs will be examined for any abnormalities. Ultrasound images are non-invasive and can produce important information in the diagnosis of certain areas of concern. However, ultrasound imaging can be the first step in a two-step process. Following your ultrasound, your provider may recommend a biopsy for further testing and diagnosis of an area of concern.
Just a few of the health issues and conditions that can be discovered through ultrasound diagnostics include:
Skin and soft tissue infections, as well as urinary tract infections (UTI), are often discovered through ultrasounds. The procedure will analyze the blood flow and if it is increased, infection is typically diagnosed.
Ultrasounds can check to see if a patient has an underactive or overactive thyroid gland. This is determined by the presence of enlarged nodules in the neck area and may be further sampled through biopsy.
Ultrasounds are typically used to guide a needle for biopsy of a mass to further determine if it is a cyst or a tumor and if it is benign or malignant.
An ultrasound can determine the speed of blood flow in the heart, and also detect obstructions to blood flow like blood clots and narrowed blood vessels which could detect whether a patient has a heart condition.
Ultrasound produces images of uterine fibroids and determines the size.
Before visiting ImageCare Vernon for your ultrasound, it is important to know how to come prepared. Wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is recommended, as well as removing all jewelry and hairpins that could interfere with the procedure. Our friendly staff aims to provide our patients with the utmost care and satisfaction during their visit.
Call to book your appointment for an ultrasound with the passionate team at ImageCare Vernon, NJ, today.