An Ultrasound employs sound waves to provide real-time images of the body’s interior. It’s a safe and painless way to examine vital organs like the heart, liver, kidneys, and bladder.

  • How Ultrasound Works 
  • Why Use Ultrasound? 
  • What to Expect

How Ultrasound Works 

During this process, a small handheld device is moved over the skin after applying ultrasound gel.

This device, called a transducer, sends high-frequency sound waves into the body. As these waves bounce back, the transducer collects them and transmits them to a computer, which transforms them into images. Since this procedure doesn’t involve ionizing radiation, it is exceptionally safe and is even used during pregnancy for fetal imaging.

Why Use Ultrasound? 

Ultrasound serves as a non-invasive medical test, aiding in the diagnosis of various conditions. It helps evaluate symptoms like pain, swelling, and infection by examining internal organs. Moreover, it guides biopsy procedures and assesses blood flow obstructions such as clots, also known as DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

What to Expect

If you opt to undergo an ultrasound at Eisenhower Imaging Center, here’s what to expect: 

  • Comfortable Setting: The procedure is conducted in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Typically, you may be required to lie down on an examination table.
  • Ultrasound Gel: A clear gel will be applied to the area being examined to help the transducer glide smoothly over your skin.
  • Transducer: The ultrasound technologist will employ a transducer – a handheld device that emits sound waves into your body and collects the echoes to create images.
  • Real-Time Imaging: As the technologist moves the transducer over the area of interest, real-time images appear on a screen, thereby providing immediate insights.
  • Painless Experience: Ultrasound is painless and doesn’t involve radiation. It’s a safe and gentle way to gain valuable insights into your health.
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