The ability to see with sound
Ultrasonography – or "ultrasound," as it’s commonly called – is a quick and painless diagnostic method that uses waves of sound to see what’s going on inside the human body.
Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate a pregnancy, since it doesn't use radiation and can assess the size and age of the baby, and supply other vital information. Conventional ultrasound may be ordered, which creates images in two dimensions (length and width), or your physician may request a 3D ultrasound, which adds the dimension of depth to the baby’s image.
Ultrasound is also used to evaluate such problems as clotting in veins, cysts, masses, and gallstones. Again, since there’s no radiation involved, it can provide an invaluable second look at an area that has been previously checked using another imaging technique.
The ultrasound technologists in Huggins Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department have a combined experience of more than 55 years. That experience helps them see and document the images collected in a way that enables the radiologist to make an accurate diagnosis. In addition, each of our technologists takes pride in making our patients feel comfortable and supported during the exam.
For more information, talk with your health care provider, or contact the Medical Imaging Department at 603.569.7529.