Ultrasound imaging, which is also referred to as sonography, obtains images of the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The sound waves are reflected and absorbed to varying degrees depending upon the types of tissue through which they pass. The reflected sound waves are used to produce imaging on a monitor. Ultrasound can be used to examine nearly every part of the body. Since the images are generated in real time, they can be used to show the structure and movements of internal organs, muscles, and other structures. Ultrasound Imaging even enables the radiologist to see blood flowing through vessels in the body. Breast Ultrasound is also offered to our patients.
Real time imaging with ultrasound is also used as a guide during biopsies and some interventional procedures – making them faster, safer, and more accurate than the same procedures performed without sonographic guidance.