Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic technique used to image inside the body.

Ultrasound is frequently used during pregnancy, to monitor the growth and development of the fetus, but there are many other uses, including imaging the heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin, and muscles.

An ultrasound machine is a medical imaging device that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal structures in the body. The machine sends sound waves into the body and detects the echoes that bounce back to create images of organs, tissues, and other structures. Ultrasound machines are commonly used to monitor fetal development during pregnancy, diagnose conditions related to the heart, liver, and other organs, and to guide minimally invasive procedures.

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Ultrasound Can Be Used For Diagnosis Of:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal growths, such as tumors or cancer.
  • Blood clots
  • Breast Ultrasound to detect cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg implants outside of your uterus)
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • Testicular Ultrasound to detect cancer

Safe, Reliable Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Diagnostic ultrasound is an established method of diagnostic medical imaging using a high-frequency sound wave and the principle of sonar to create an image. It is a reliable, cost-effective means of evaluating many internal organs, including the liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, aorta, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, prostate, testicles, and thyroid.

Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, and enable physicians to see blood flow.

Diagnostic ultrasound is very patient friendly — there are no injections, it does not use ionizing radiation (or x-rays), and the ultrasonic waves cause no damage to human tissues. This type of test is therefore considered a very safe imaging technique and is an important tool utilized for both diagnosis and treatment of disease.