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At Grossman Imaging Centers we provide diagnostic imaging services utilizing cutting edge technology in an environment that is comfortable and friendly. See our list of services below.

 

ULTRASOUND IMAGING Continued...

 

What are some common uses of the procedure?

Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.

 

Ultrasound is used to help physicians diagnose symptoms such as:

 

  • pain

  • swelling

  • infection

 

 

Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body's

internal organs, including but not limited to the:

 

  • heart and blood vessels, including the abdominal aorta and

its major branches

 

 

Ultrasound is also used to:

 

  • guide procedures such as needle biopsies, in which needles are used to extract sample cells from an abnormal area for laboratory testing.

  • image the breasts and to guide biopsy of breast cancer.

  • diagnose a variety of heart conditions and to assess damage after a heart attack or other illness.

 

 

Doppler ultrasound images can help the physician to see and evaluate:

 

  • blockages to blood flow (such as clots)

  • narrowing of vessels (which may be caused by plaque)

  • tumors and congenital malformation

 

With knowledge about the speed and volume of blood flow gained from a Doppler ultrasound image, the physician can often determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure like angioplasty.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

 

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You will need to remove all clothing and jewelry in the area to be examined.

You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.

Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have. For some scans your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before your appointment. For others you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.

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